Birmingham, AL – Long-serving state lawmaker and chairman of the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee, Allen Treadaway, endorsed conservative outsider Bryan Taylor for Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Monday.

Treadaway, who is also a retired assistant police chief for the City of Birmingham, released the following statement in support of Taylor’s campaign:

“I’ve known Bryan Taylor for over a decade and served alongside him in the state legislature. There is no one more committed to our conservative values, the rule of law, and keeping communities safe and secure for children, families, churches, and businesses than Bryan Taylor.

“As a tough-as-nails former military prosecutor, Iraq veteran, and retired Army Judge Advocate, Bryan Taylor knows how to hold criminals accountable under the law and will always protect our children from predators. As our next Chief Justice, Bryan will work with us in the legislature and with our law enforcement community, as he always has, to make sure prosecutors, law enforcement officers, and the courts have all the resources they need to keep us safe and secure.”

Treadaway’s statement echoes the endorsements Taylor received last fall from three prominent former district attorneys—David Barber, Brandon Falls, and Randall Houston.

“Allen Treadaway is one of the most highly respected conservative members of the Alabama legislature, especially on issues of law enforcement and public safety,” Taylor said. “As a former police officer, himself, he knows what it means to have judges who will hold criminals accountable and encourage respect and appreciation from the bench for the hard work and sacrifice of our police officers. I’m honored and thankful to have Rep. Treadaway’s support and look forward to working with him to strengthen our law enforcement community,” Taylor added.

Treadaway’s endorsement comes on the heels of Taylor’s landslide victory at the Jefferson County Republican Straw Poll Saturday, where Taylor made an issue of what he calls Stewart’s “soft-on-crime” record. Taylor told the crowd that, as a trial judge, Stewart ruled for a 20-year-old pedophile to be charged as a “youthful offender” for sexually torturing and sodomizing a 4-year-old toddler. For someone tried as an adult, those offenses carry a maximum sentence of life in prison, but Stewart’s ruling, according to a story in, limited the sentence to 3 years in jail.

Rep. Treadaway was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in November 2006 and chairs the House Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security. He is a retired Assistant Police Chief with the City of Birmingham and a past president of the Birmingham Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 1. He was recognized as the Most Outstanding Member of the Year by the Alabama State Fraternal Order of Police in 2004-2005. Treadaway is also a past director of Toys for Tots. He and his wife, Susan, are the parents of five children: Kelsey, Erin, Tyler, Ally and Cody.

Bryan Taylor is an Iraq War Veteran, former military prosecutor, and retired Army Judge Advocate. Taylor is a co-founding member of the law firm of Bachus Brom & Taylor, LLC, where he concentrates his practice in Constitutional law, appeals, election law, business litigation, and public policy. Taylor has served as a legal counsel to two Republican governors, most recently as general counsel and chief legal advisor to Governor Kay Ivey. Taylor also recently served as deputy legal counsel for legislative affairs to the Alabama Republican Party. He served in the Alabama State Senate from 2010-2014 but did not seek re-election, citing his growing family. Taylor lives in Shelby County with his three children, where they attend Double Oak Community Church.

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