MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – Republican state Sen. Cam Ward of Alabaster is running for Alabama Supreme Court.

Ward announced Monday that he will run for associate justice in 2020. This is his first run for statewide office.

A prominent member of the Alabama Senate, Ward is chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. He is best known for spearheading prison and criminal justice reform efforts and advocating for autism treatment.

In a statement, Ward said a judge’s role is “to interpret the law exactly as it is written, not to write new ones.”

A graduate of Troy University and the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Ward was first elected to Alabama Legislature in 2002.

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