MONTGOMERY, Ala. (EETV) - Former Alabama Chief Justice, Roy Moore is facing off today in a runoff against Alabama Republican Sen., Luther Strange, in a battle to be the Republican Candidate set to go up against Democratic Candidate, Doug Jones, in December.
According to his website, Moore, 70, has been widely known for his strongly conservative religious views and commitment to upholding the US constitution. Moore became a judge of the Sixteenth Judicial Circuit of Alabama, before becoming Alabama Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court in 2000. Moore was removed from his position in 2003, only to return after being “overwhelmingly” re-elected in 2012. He has since retired from this position in efforts to gain the seat as US Senator.
Moore was born and raised in Alabama before heading off to attend college at the US Military Academy at West Point, where he graduated in 1969. Following graduation, Moore served the US Army in Vietnam. After serving in the Army, Moore earned his law degree from the University of Alabama. Following law school, Moore served as Deputy District Attorney in his home of Etowah County, Ala. After serving five years in this position, Moore took up his own law practice, before becoming a judge. Although Moore has encountered multiple controversies surrounding his career and his extremely conservative views, he still seems to maintain strong support from the citizens of Alabama.
Moore is the father of four children and now has five grandchildren with his wife, Kayla.