FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Sept. 11, 2017
MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The board of directors of ProgressPAC has endorsed Alabama Supreme Court Justice Will Sellers in the 2018 Republican Supreme Court primary, ProgressPAC Chairman Perry Hand announced today.
“ProgressPAC is proud to endorse Alabama Supreme Court Justice Will Sellers in next spring’s primary,” said Hand, chairman and chief executive officer of Volkert Inc. in Mobile. “Justice Sellers possesses all the qualities that businesses desire in members of the state’s highest court – the ability to look at each case fairly and neutrally and adhere to and strictly interpret the law.
ProgressPAC is the political action committee of the Business Council of Alabama.
“The importance of electing Alabama Supreme Court justices who can rule according to the law cannot be understated,” said Hand, who also serves as the BCA’s first vice chairman. “As an attorney in private practice for more than three decades, Justice Sellers possesses all the knowledge, skills, and level-headed qualities required in an appellate judge, and his appointment by the governor shows the trust placed in him.”
Justice Sellers was appointed by Governor Kay Ivey to fill the term made vacant by the elevation of Justice Lyn Stuart to the position of chief justice of Alabama. Justice Sellers announced his candidacy today.
Justice Sellers is a 1985 graduate of Hillsdale College. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1988 and a Masters of Law and Letters in Taxation from New York University in 1989. Prior to his appointment to the bench in May, Sellers was an attorney in private practice in Montgomery.
Alabama’s foremost voice for business, the BCA is a non-partisan statewide business association representing the interests and concerns of nearly 1 million working Alabamians through its member companies and its 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.
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