MARION COUNTY — Marion County and the State of Alabama are still red after the 2022 midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8. In addition, several amendments were on the ballot, all of which passed, including Aniah’s Law with 80.5 percent of the vote.
Aniah’s Law will give judges more room to deny bail to violent offenders, after Aniah Blanchard from Winfield was killed in 2019 by a man who was out on bond for violent charges.
“Allow me to express my gratitude to the people of Alabama for passing Aniah’s Law,” said District 17 Representative Tracy Estes. “This marks the culmination of almost three years of work led by Representative Chip Brown of Mobile County and me. I believe the people of our state understand the necessity of expanding judicial authority to retain those behind bars who have proven to be a threat to the general public.
“I was honored to have the opportunity to work closely with the young woman's family throughout the process. They have so much courage and determination in partnering with the legislature to bring this day to pass. I will always be grateful to have been given the opportunity to have played a lead role in passing this legislation.”
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