MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Newly-appointed Alabama Chief Justice Chuck Malone Wednesday formally announced his intentions to seek the Republican nomination for a full-term as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court.
Malone, who was appointed Chief Justice by Governor Robert Bentley after former Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb announced her resignation, said the court system's financial problems will remain a top priority for him.
"Many of the challenges we face in the judicial system can be resolved with a fiscally conservative budgetary approach," Malone said. "We can cut unnecessary expenses and budget conservatively without sacrificing justice."
Malone served as Chief of Staff for Governor Bentley before being appointed to his current position. He's also served as Circuit Judge in 2000 and was twice elected Presiding Circuit Judge.
"My entire career has prepared me with a solid foundation to serve the people of Alabama as Chief Justice and to uphold the state constitution and the Constitution of the United States," Malone said. "I look forward to continuing that service."