RUSSELL COUNTY, Alabama (WRBL) – As Alabama state’s longest-serving DA Kenneth Davis prepares to leave office, a candidate familiar from the DA office has announced his candidacy for the campaign.

Private attorney and current Deputy Chief District Attorney Rick Chancey has announced that he will run in the November 2022 election. Chancey told News 3 that his experience in the DA’s office and his 27 years of law practice le would prepare for success as a prosecutor.

“I have seen all areas of law and all areas of this community. I think what I can bring is a lot of different experiences sitting with people and talking about their lives, whether it’s wills or estates or divorces or criminal matters. where someone is charged with a crime. He brings a wide variety of expertise to the attorney field, ”Chancey said.

Davis submitted a retirement letter to Governor Kay Ivey in August. Soon after, the letter was withdrawn and Davis appointed Chancey as Deputy Chief Assistant DA

Chancey has spent the last few months under Davis and has had the opportunity to get a taste of what the job entails.

“The opportunity to work with him and to work under him over the past few months and to go to trial with him and watch him in action has inspired and almost rejuvenated me to see what he does and the energy and passion that he brings to his job and then backing me up and encouraging me to do it. Yeah, it meant a lot to me to have his support, ”Chancey said.

So far, Chancey is the only candidate to run for the District Attorney’s race.

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