Troy King qualifies for Alabama attorney general race

Troy King

Thursday, former Alabama Attorney General Troy King officially qualified as a Republican for the office of Alabama attorney general.

King returned to his home of Elba, Ala. where he signed his qualifying papers to run for his old office during a ceremony at the National Security Group Conference Center.

“Elba is where it all started and it was fitting to go back to the place it all began to kick off my campaign,” King posted on Facebook.

King was first appointed attorney general in 2004 by former Gov.  Bob Riley, after William Pryor left the office to accept federal judge position with the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. King later won his own term, but lost a GOP primary race to Luther Strange in 2010. He served in the position from 2004 to 2010.

King will face current state AG Steve Marshall, former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin and Birmingham attorney Chess Bedsole in the June 5 GOP primary.

The winner of that race will go on to face Democrat, Birmingham attorney Chris Christie, in the Nov. 6 general election.

Watch King’s announcement video below: