At the annual Endorsement Convention and Patriots Dinner in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, the Alabama Republican Assembly (ALRA) voted to endorse Judge Debra Jones for the Alabama Supreme Court.

Jones is a two-term circuit judge and former prosecutor from Calhoun County. She received more than 81% of the ballots cast by the voting members. By rule, it takes a supermajority of the delegates’ votes for ALRA to make an endorsement.

“I have a proven record of being a conservative judge,” Jones said in a statement. “I believe in the U.S. Constitution, the Rule of Law, and I think that’s why so many conservative voters are choosing me.”

According to their website, ALRA is a grassroots movement made up of Reagan conservatives, who believe in small government, lower taxes, free-market capitalism, a strong defense, the right to life and a decent America.

“While some candidates are sticking to their scripted talking points, I’m willing to talk with voters about the issues they really care about,” Jones added. “I think [critical race theory] is bad for our schools, I oppose vaccine mandates, and I know the difference between a boy and a girl.”

Jones previously won the April 19 River Region Candidate Straw Poll 71-29.

Jones and Greg Cook are running in the Republican primary on May 24.

The winner of the Republican primary will face Democratic candidate Anita Kelly in the general election on Nov. 8.

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