WASHINGTON, D.C. – West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, Chairman of the Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA), released the following statement regarding Steve Marshall, former Marshall County District Attorney, who has been appointed to serve as Alabama’s 48th Attorney General:
“I welcome Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall as our newest Republican Attorney General. Steve has served as district attorney of Marshall County since 2001, and was reelected in 2004 and 2010 without opposition. As District Attorney, Steve spearheaded efforts to combat opioid abuse, creating a Crystal Meth Task Force made up of community leaders to brainstorm and help combat crystal meth. He also created a Major Crimes Unit and a Computer Forensics Lab. U.S. Senator Luther Strange served the State of Alabama with distinction in the attorney general’s office and I am confident Attorney General Marshall will continue Luther Strange's record of sound judgement, intelligence and strong leadership. My colleagues across the country welcome Steve and look forward to working with him on the important issues facing our states and nation.”
About RAGA: The Republican Attorneys General Association (RAGA) is the only national organization whose mission is electing Republicans to the Office of State Attorney General. In 2016 Republican attorneys general maintained their national majority, increasing the number of GOP attorneys general to 29. Over the course of the 2015-2016 cycle, RAGA raised a historic high of more than $23 million to support investments in campaigns across the country.