Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall released his first campaign advertisement of the 2018 election cycle on Monday, pledging to continue to fight against the public corruption the Yellowhammer State has come to know all too well.
In the video, Marshall is seated in the courtroom where he served as the District Attorney for Marshall County from 2001, until he was appointed AG in February by former Gov. Robert Bentley after former-AG Luther Strange was appointed to the U.S. Senate.
“The public corruption we’ve witnessed over the last twenty years is simply unacceptable. The people of Alabama deserve better…,” Marshall said in the video. “We’ve made progress, but there is much work that needs to be done. I’m Steve Marshall, Attorney General of Alabama, and I’m asking for your vote.”
He also reminded Alabamians of his conservative ideals and his efforts in protecting the unborn and fighting for limited government.
“I’ve fought on behalf the unborn, but also those Republican ideals that speak to limited government to push back against over-regulation by those in Washington,” Marshall added.
Watch the full video below:
Full transcript of video:
In court rooms just like this, across Alabama, I’ve had the ability to fight the battles for families and victims, to be able to share their stories, to be able to stand up against those who would try to cause them harm, and to be able to convince juries that justice can only be found through verdicts of guilty.
I’m Steve Marshall, and I’m Attorney General of Alabama.
My faith is the grounding force of everything that I do in my life, that I understand that I’m not Attorney General, first. But instead, I’m a Believer in Jesus Christ.
Twenty years ago I found my passion; and that was to serve as a prosecutor.
Everyday having the opportunity to come to work to find justice for law enforcement and victims in my community and now as Attorney General across the state of Alabama.
The public corruption we’ve witnessed over the last twenty years is simply unacceptable. The people of Alabama deserve better.
As a prosecutor, I’ve enforced the ethics law in courtrooms in this state.
I’ve held those who’ve violated those ethics laws accountable, and sent them to prison.
I am a Republican because of the conservative ideals that the party represents.
I’ve fought on behalf the unborn, but also those Republican ideals that speak to limited government to push back against over-regulation by those in Washington.
And to make sure people that understand government has a limited purpose, not there to solve all problems, but to serve them well.
You have given me the greatest opportunity I’ve ever had professionally, to be able to share the stories of law enforcement and victims throughout this state, to work to be able to keep our communities safer.
We’ve made progress, but there is much work that needs to be done.
I’m Steve Marshall, Attorney General of Alabama, and I’m asking for your vote.