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Following the Democratic primary, the Democratic Attorneys General Association (DAGA) endorsed Joe Siegelman for Alabama Attorney General.
“We are proud to endorse Joe Siegelman for Attorney General in Alabama,” said Sean Rankin, Executive Director of the Democratic Attorneys General Association. “There is an urgency for new leadership in Montgomery—and that fresh start is Joe Siegelman.”
Alabama Political Reporter / Read Article
"I'm honored to have the support of so many Attorneys General from across the country. They join in my campaign to focus on issues that impact the lives of everyday people and to get politics out of that office.
It doesn't matter if you are a Democrat or a Republican, to be Attorney General you have to be independent and treat everyone the same. Once and for all it will be about People, not Politics."
"When asked why he's running for the Attorney General's office, Siegelman said: 'I view the Attorney General's office as a non-political office. And I still don't like politics and I don't know that I ever will. I think this is the one office where if you have a D beside your name or an R beside your name it shouldn't matter because to do this job right you have to be an independent.'"
CBS 42 / Read Article
Joseph Siegelman takes the Democratic primary for Attorney General, moving on to the general election
"The voters of Alabama have chosen Joseph Siegelman in the Democratic primary race for attorney general. Siegelman will now face off against a Republican opponent on November 6."
WHNT NEWS 19 / Read Article
Here's everyone the alabama new south alliance has endorsed in the 2018 election cycle (article) - Alabama today, 6/4/2018
"After hearing from statewide, congressional, legislative, and multi-county candidates, ANSA made their endorsements for the June 5 primary ... the candidates who they believe will best promote 'progressive' ideals and legislation while in office:"
Alabama Today / Read Article
Statement from Joe Siegelman regarding Lilly Ledbetter's endorsement and Joe's platform for women's rights in the workplace:
"Lilly Ledbetter's personal sacrifice in pursuit of justice for women in the workplace has lifted us all up and Alabama is lucky to call Ms. Ledbetter one of our own. I take great pride in having her endorsement, and I promise her and all women in Alabama that I will honor it."
EQUAL PAY ACTIVIST LILLY LEDBETTER ENDORSES JOE SIEGELMAN FOR AG (ARTICLE) - Alabama Today, 5/30/2018
"Lilly Ledbetter, the Alabama-native and namesake of former President Barack Obama‘s first piece of legislation signed into law back in 2009, endorsed the Birmingham civil rights attorney and the son of former Governor Don Siegelman on Wednesday."
Alabama Today / Read Article
"Harassment and unequal treatment of women in the workplace violate the core American values of opportunity and equality. If current trends continue, women in Alabama will not see equal pay until the year 2088. Joseph Siegelman is committed to equal employment rights for women, and he is the candidate we can trust to follow through with enforcing the law."
Two Birmingham lawyers vying for state attorney general's office in June 5 Democratic primary - CBS42.com, 5/29/2018
"I'm going to be focused on issues such as tackling this opioid epidemic that seems to be getting worse every day, and making sure that our communities, especially our schools, are safe."
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"For nearly 20 years, the Attorney General’s Office has been used as a political tool to help friends and hurt enemies. Alabama’s Attorney’s Generals have spent millions of taxpayers’ dollars promoting their own personal political agendas or scoring points for their party, and not for people. The Office has not been governed by and for the people of this State, as it’s supposed to be."
Opelika Observer / Read Joe's Letter
“One of my principal motivations is to get any kind of politics, any kind of political motivations out of that office. Make sure we’re focusing on the issues that affect people. And we’ve got a lot of them.”
Montgomery Advertiser / Read Full Article
"After careful consideration of the candidates running for the state attorney general's office, the Bullock County Voters League announced today their endorsement of Birmingham attorney Joseph "Joe" Siegelman for Attorney General of Alabama. Joe Siegelman is the managing partner of the Cochran Firm and the son of former Alabama governor Don Siegelman."
"I am proud to receive the endorsement of the Lee County Voters League and the Alabama New South Alliance because these endorsements highlight the importance of removing impediments to voter registration in the State of Alabama in order to ensure that all Alabamians have fair and equal access to the electoral process."
"Joseph Siegelman may come with a pedigree in politics, but he is here to forge his own path."
B-Metro Magazine / Read Full Article
Bham attorney Joseph Siegelman joins Democratic ticket for attorney general - Birmingham Business Journal, 2/9/2018
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