FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 2, 2018
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – ProgressPAC has endorsed Attorney General Steve Marshall in the June 5 Republican attorney general primary, ProgressPAC Chairman Mike Kemp announced.
The ProgressPAC board of directors voted to endorse Marshall because of his character and his support of issues that are important to Alabama’s business community, said Kemp, BCA first vice chairman and president and CEO of Kemp Management Solutions LLC in Birmingham.
“Attorney General Steve Marshall’s commitment to the rule of law, putting violent criminals in jail and working to put an end to the opioid crisis made our endorsement an easy decision,” said Kemp. “His willingness to fight federal overreach makes him a tremendous asset to Alabama’s vibrant business community.
“For these reasons and others, ProgressPAC is proud to endorse Steve Marshall in the June 5 primary,” Kemp said.
“ProgressPAC understands the importance of fostering a pro-business environment in Alabama and I’m honored to receive their endorsement,” Marshall said. “This support from the business community will give us great momentum heading into the June primary.”
ProgressPAC is the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama.
Marshall was appointed attorney general in February 2017 when then-AG Luther Strange was named to the U.S. Senate. He is a 1987 honors graduate of the University of North Carolina and a graduate of the University of Alabama school of law.
After graduation, Marshall joined Maynard Cooper and Gale P.C. where he practiced until 1995. He moved to Guntersville and formed the McLaughlin & Marshall law practice. While practicing law, Marshall was a legal analyst for the state House of Representatives, a prosecutor for the Arab and Albertville municipal courts, and was municipal attorney for Arab.
He was appointed district attorney in 2001 and was elected in 2004, 2010, and 2016. He founded the Marshall County Major Crimes Unit, the Marshall County Computer Forensics Lab, and the Marshall County Crystal Meth Task Force and played a major role in the Brody Act, which holds criminals who kill or injure a mother’s unborn baby accountable for two crimes.
The BCA, Alabama’s foremost voice for business, is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through member companies and partnership with the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama. The BCA is Alabama’s exclusive affiliate to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers
Contact: Nancy Wall Hewston or Dana Beyerle (334) 834-6000