Alabama Republican Party Chairman Terry Lathan issued the following statement regarding today’s ALGOP Primary Runoff for the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals:
“While we had two exceptional candidates for the Criminal Court of Appeals, Alabama Republican voters have selected a highly qualified legal mind to be their nominee for the Alabama Criminal Court of Appeals.
“Beth Kellum has proven herself to a be a strong judge during her previous two terms on the bench. Combined with her extensive legal career, we are confident Judge Kellum will win re-election and return to this seat on November 3rd. We look forward to her continued service with the upmost integrity and seriousness she has shown Alabama as a judge.
“We extend our gratitude to Will Smith for his willingness to serve – not just in this position but in his previous post as a Lauderdale County Commissioner. He is a great example of a true statesman.”