AUBURN, Ala. (EETV)- Republican voters will decide Tuesday who they want to represent them on the ballots in the Attorney General's race.
Steve Marshall is the incumbent attorney general, having served the position since 2017 when he was appointed by former Gov. Robert Bentley to fill the seat that Luther Strange vacated when he accepted Jeff Session's former United States Senate seat. Before gaining the appointment, Marshall was the district attorney of Marshall county, a position he held for over ten years. Marshall is a newcomer to the Republican party, having served as a Democrat until 2011. Marshall’s campaign has focused on several major issues including the opioid crisis, 2nd Amendment rights and working to combat illegal immigration.
Troy King is the former Alabama Attorney General, a post he held from 2004-2011. Much of King’s time as Alabama’s AG was centered around the hotly contested gambling divisions in the state. King was defeated in the 2010 Republican primary by Luther Strange. After his time as attorney general, King served as an attorney in private practice in the Montgomery area. King’s most recent campaign has focused on “Taking Alabama Back” and includes platform points centering around fighting corruption, being tough on sex offenders and differing himself from what his campaign describes as “self-entitled Establishment forces in Montgomery.”
The winner of Tuesday's primary will face Democratic candidate Joe Siegelman.