Marsh to run for re-election to Alabama state Senate seat

FILE -- In this photo taken April 16, 2013, Sen. President Pro Tem Del Marsh, R-Anniston, discusses a private school tax credit bill during a public hearing in Montgomery, Ala. The Alabama Supreme Court blocked one of the lawsuits challenging a new law that provides state tax credits for some students attending private schools on Friday, Sept. 20, 2013. Members of the Alabama Education Association had sued legislators. Marsh is one of the legislators who was sued. Marsh said he was glad to see the court block AEA's efforts to stop the school choice law. (AP Photo/Dave Martin, file)

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh is running for re-election to his state Senate seat.

Marsh made the announcement Wednesday following months of speculation about his political future.

The Republican from Anniston has led the Alabama Senate since Republicans won a majority in 2010. He was first elected in 1998.

Marsh had been mulling a run for governor in 2018. He also considered a bid for Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ former U.S. Senate seat.

In a statement, Marsh said education and infrastructure improvement will be priorities for the next four years.

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