(WAFF) - Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley announced on Friday the appointment of Steve Marshall, former Marshall County district attorney, as the new Alabama attorney general.
Marshall will fill the vacancy left by Luther Strange upon his appointment to the Unites States Senate.
"It is a great honor to be named Attorney General and I am thankful to Governor Bentley for the opportunity to serve the people of Alabama. The time spent working alongside law enforcement for the last 20 years has been a remarkable privilege. As Attorney General, I will continue to support their efforts to keep Alabamians safe and free from violent crime," Marshall said in a statement.
Marshall has served as district attorney since 2001.
He is from Atmore and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law.
The Alabama District Attorneys Association released the following statement:
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