Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has been selected by the state's governor to fill the vacant Senate seat left by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
"I am greatly honored and humbled to accept the appointment to Alabama's Senate seat vacated by Senator Jeff Sessions," Strange said. "Senator Sessions' commitment to public service is nearly unparalleled in Alabama history and his departure from the Senate leaves tremendous shoes to fill. I pledge to the people of Alabama to continue the same level of leadership as Jeff Sessions in consistently fighting to protect and advance the conservative values we all care about."
Strange has been involved in Alabama politics for the past decade. Before becoming state lieutenant governor in 2006, he was a prominent attorney in the Birmingham area.
"This is truly a remarkable time in our state's history," Governor Robert Bentley said in a press release. "Alabama has surely been well represented by Senator Sessions, and I am confident Senator Strange will serve as a fine representative for our people. His leadership on a national level, service as a statewide elected official and long record of taking on tough federal issues are the very qualities that will make him a strong conservative Senator for Alabama."