(Florence, AL) – Alice Martin, Deputy Attorney General and lifelong conservative, today announced her candidacy for the upcoming Alabama Attorney General race to be held on November 6, 2018.
“We need an honest outsider candidate that will make a difference for Alabama by ending corruption and using the power of the office to protect people, not politicians. For too long, Alabamans have put up with corrupt government that has failed to adequately serve the people. It is time to elect a leader who will clean up the corruption, end the insider back room deals and apply the law fairly, regardless of who’s in power,” said Martin.
Alice H. Martin is a lifelong conservative Republican who has devoted 25 years to public service. She previously served as Chief Deputy Attorney General, running the office for Luther Strange, from 2015 until his move to the U. S. Senate. Under her leadership, resources of the public corruption unit were doubled and the former Speaker of the House, Mike Hubbard was convicted. She fought back against the federal overreach of the Obama Administration on issues such as gay marriage and same sex bathroom mandates.
“Integrity must be brought back to the Alabama Attorney General’s office. Not only do I promise to faithfully execute our laws and end corruption, I have the record to prove it. To clean up Alabama, we must elect leaders who are fair, ethical, and focused on equal application of laws, regardless of political party,” said Martin.
Alice previously served as a federal prosecutor for President Reagan and George H. Bush. President Bush nominated her days after 9-11 and she was quickly confirmed by the U. S. Senate. While serving as U. S. Attorney, she established an anti-terrorism task force, prosecuted over 4,600 federal firearms, narcotic, child pornography and other violent crimes, and resolved over 8,200 civil cases. Seeing no efforts to combat corruption in government Martin founded the North Alabama Public Corruption Task Force with then Alabama AG Bill Pryor. She obtained 145 federal corruption convictions and was named a “Top 10 Prosecutor in the U. S.” by Corporate Fraud Reporter.
“My experience as a career prosecutor has prepared me for the challenges of higher office and will allow me to be an independent watch-dog for Alabama taxpayers. I will be a trustworthy servant to our state, which is in desperate need of leadership to restore public-trust in government. As your Attorney General, I will be tough on crime and focused on upholding our constitution for the good of all Alabamans. The corruption ends here,” said Martin.
In addition to being a prosecutor and law enforcement executive, Alice served as a municipal judge and as a Circuit Court Judge in Florence, Alabama in 1997, having been appointed by Gov. Fob James. She also has over 10 years’ experience in the private practice of law and as VP of Ethics & Compliance in a multistate health care corporation. She is licensed to practice law in Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee.
Alice and Louis Martin of Huntsville have been married for 28 years. They have three adult daughters and ten dogs and live in Florence.