District Attorney Hays Webb has announced his intention to run for another term as Tuscaloosa County’s senior prosecutor.
First elected in 2016, Webb based his campaign on working to put thousands of cases on hold through the system and seeking tougher penalties for the most violent criminals, pushing for sentences harsh instead of plea agreements.
Webb, in announcing his candidacy for the Republican nomination for the seat, said he had done just that.
“We have done more with less and we have succeeded beyond expectations,” said Webb, 54. year.
“It just gives a glimpse of the successes of our office. “
A native of West Virginia, Webb received his bachelor’s degree in landscape horticulture from Auburn University in 1993 and his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1993.
He joined the United States Marines at age 17 and served from June 1985 to 1989 and was a corporal and mortar squad leader.
And from 1997 until elected district attorney, Webb practiced criminal law and defense law in Tuscaloosa.
Since then, Webb said the prosecutor’s office has established and maintained contact with victims while also building relationships with local law enforcement agencies to ensure violent criminals and repeat offenders spend more time behind. bars.
And for non-violent offenders and drug addicts, Webb said he and his deputy prosecutors are looking to provide alternatives to jail and jail by working with the region’s business community to provide jobs and job training ” that will change and improve their lives ”.
“We are demonstrating leadership in the courthouse and in the community, building relationships with business leaders, pastors and school officials at all levels to improve our County of Tuscaloosa,” said Webb. “We have been fiscally prudent and fully transparent with our limited resources. For the safety of our public, we have given a lot and asked for a lot.
“I now ask for your support as I seek re-election. “
And as he did in his first campaign, Webb is committed to honoring the nation’s values and system of law while providing leadership “that makes you proud, and we will continue to work hard with the forces. order, for you, your family and for our County of Tuscaloosa. . “
The district attorney pursues criminal cases for the state, oversees about 40 employees, and oversees an annual budget of $ 3.35 million.
The term of office is six years and the annual salary is approximately $ 153,000.
Primary elections across the state of Alabama will be held on May 24, 2022.
The Alabama state general election is set for November 8, 2022.
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