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McCool, Edwards win runoff for Judge positions

Chris McCool and Christy Edwards are the two Republican candidates who will represent the party in the race for the Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place No. 2 and the Court of Civil Appeals Judge, Place No. 1, respectively, in the November general election after each was able to claim the party’s nomination in the July 17 runoff.

McCool won the Republican nomination for the Court of Criminal Appeals Judge, Place No. 2 position over Assistant Attorney General Rich Anderson with 55.34 percent of the statewide vote. Since there is no Democratic candidate in the race, McCool now emerges as the presumptive winner in November’s general election.

McCool has served in various leadership roles during his more than two decades as a prosecutor. He is running on his integrity, experience and conservative values.

Edwards won the Republican nomination for the Court of Civil Appeals Judge, Place No. 1 position over Michelle Thomason with 53.62 percent of the statewide vote.

Since there is no Democratic candidate in the race, Edwards is now the presumptive winner in November’s general election as well.

Edwards is currently a judge on the Alabama Tax Court. She has pledged to apply the laws as written in a clear and consistent manner so that the people and businesses of this state understand their rights and obligations.

Edwards won the Chambers County vote with 53.87 percent, according to the 20 reporting county precincts. Anderson won the Chambers County vote with 62 percent of the county vote.