Alabama Supreme Court Justice Sarah Stewart announced her campaign for Alabama's Chief Justice has been endorsed by 23 district attorneys around the state heading into the last month of the Republican primary.

"I am honored to have the support of these law enforcement leaders," Stewart said in a statement. "District Attorneys are charged with keeping our communities safe, and they know that I have been a trusted partner in protecting the rights of victims and delivering justice in my courtroom. Our district attorneys know that my proven conservative judicial leadership is right for Alabama."

Mobile County District Attorney Keith Blackwood said in endorsing Stewart, "Throughout my years of prosecuting cases in front of Judge Stewart, I saw firsthand how she was fair and fiercely followed the law, "Blackwood added. "When I prosecuted child-victim cases in front of her, I knew that if a defendant hurt a child and was convicted, Judge Stewart would sentence them to the maximum punishment that fit the circumstances."

"Her conservative and family-focused values have continued to be the driving force in her pursuit of justice," he added. "I would encourage everyone to vote for Justice Sarah Stewart for Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court on March 5."

According to Stewart's campaign, Stewart has nearly 20 years of judicial experience, including the last six years as a justice on the Alabama Supreme Court. She has a proven conservative judicial record and a reputation for being "tough on crime" and handing down lengthy sentences to the worst criminals.

The list of those endorsing Justice Sarah Stewart for Chief Justice includes Keith Blackwood, Mobile; Rob Broussard, Madison; Matt Casey, Shelby; Bob Wilters, Baldwin; Hays Webb, Tuscaloosa; Lynn Hammond, Calhoun; Lyle Harmon, St Clair; Jennifer Bray, Marshall; CJ Robinson, Elmore; Chris Connolly, Lauderdale; Summer Summerford, Dekalb and Cherokee; Steve Giddens, Talladega; Andy Hamlin, Pickens, Lamar, and Fayette; James Tarbox, Coffee and Pike; Steve Billy, Escambia; Stephen Winters, Clarke, Washington and Choctaw; Hal Hughston, Colbert; Billy Adair, Walker; Scott Anderson, Morgan; Jody Willoughby, Etowah; Mike Segrest, Chambers, Macon, Randolph and Tallapoosa; Russ Goodman, Henry and Houston; and Kirke Adams, Dale and Geneva counties.

According to the most recent FCPA financial filings by Stewart and her opponent, Bryan Taylor, Stewart is vastly out-fundraising her opponent. In the primary campaign's final month, Stewart has $567,000 cash on hand, while Taylor has only $66,200.

The Republican primary election will be on March 5.

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