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STEVE MARSHALL

Alabama Attorney General

 

Steve Marshall became the 48th Attorney General of Alabama on February 10, 2017. He is a native of Atmore, Alabama and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987 and the University of Alabama School of Law in 1990. He served Marshall County as District Attorney from 2001 until 2017. When he was sworn in at age 36, he became the second youngest District Attorney in Alabama.

During his time as District Attorney, Steve aggressively attacked illegal drugs in his community and saw the need for a multi-faceted approach to address addiction. He was an advocate for Drug Court to assist those who committed lower level offenses because of addiction and helped pass legislation to validate the use of faith-based treatment programs by courts in Alabama. As Attorney General, Steve has led the fight against opioid addiction, serving as co-chair of Governor Kay Ivey’s Opioid Overdose and Addiction Council. In that capacity, he developed the strategic plan for Alabama to address this pressing public health issue.

Aside from his professional interest in the issues of addiction and mental health, Steve has witnessed the intersection of these issues personally. His wife of 17 years, Bridgette, suffered from chronic migraines and other health problems which caused her to be prescribed opioids as part of her treatment. She further suffered from anxiety and depression for most of her life. Tragically, in June of 2018, Bridgette committed suicide. From this tragedy, Steve and Bridgette’s family have been committed to addressing the stigma associated with mental illness and helping those families in similar situations.

Steve is the proud father of one daughter, Faith, and attends LifePoint Church in Albertville and Church of the Highlands in Montgomery.