Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich announced today she would be seeking a second six-year term. The Republican touted her successes in office to a group of reporters and supporters at Government Plaza.
In her first five years in office, Rich said they’ve charged more than 30,000 cases, achieved seven death penalty convictions, 26 life sentences without parole and 94 life sentences, while alluding to an ongoing dispute with the county over funding.
“Everything we do has an impact on our community … ” she said.
If re-elected, Rich said she’d continue to fight against early release at the state level. She said her staff has traveled to Montgomery “hundreds” of times and have a 95 percent success rate when it comes to fighting early release.
“Your support and your vote are very important to me,” she said. “With your help, we can make Mobile County safer … “
Rich, who was first elected in 2010, also touted her bully blocker program.
District Attorneys are elected to six-year terms. The primary will be held on March 8, 2016 and the general election will be held Nov. 8.