Rule of Law
Greg Cook is a strict constitutionalist who believes judges should apply the law as written, not legislate from the bench. Judges should be boring and predictable. Like an umpire, he believes judges should call balls and strikes, not pick winners and losers. As a legal scholar who wrote the rule book for Alabama courts and legal procedures, Greg looks at each case with a conservative jurisprudence.
Greg will protect all citizens in Alabama equally – whether they are plaintiffs, defendants, individuals, or businesses and will strictly adhere to his oath of office. Greg is neither pro-business nor pro-plaintiff. You should expect nothing more, and you deserve nothing less. As Canon 1 of the Alabama Judicial Canons of Ethics states: “A judge should uphold the integrity and independence of the judiciary.” That is what Greg will do.
Greg has been on the front lines defending our voting rights and ensuring fair elections since 1992. As an attorney for the Republican Party, he has handled election law disputes in over twenty Alabama counties, protecting against voter fraud and manipulation. Greg represented conservative interests during the 2000 Bush v. Gore Florida recount. There, he saw firsthand the importance of protecting the integrity of our ballots and following the law as it is written.
Defend the Constitution
Our constitutional rights are under attack from those who seek to turn us from a constitutional republic into a socialist state. As a textualist, Greg Cook believes the Constitution should be interpreted as it was written. While liberal judges and bureaucrats believe our constitutional rights are not absolute, Greg will defend our First Amendment and Second Amendment rights.
Commitment to Public Service
As an Air Force veteran, Greg Cook has lived a life committed to service. Today, Greg continues giving back to his community as a deacon and Sunday school teacher, passing on his Christian faith to the next generation. Through his leadership with his local Boy Scout troop, Greg instills the values of patriotism, character, and service to our future leaders. His pro bono work for veterans and those who can’t afford representation in our courts show his commitment to ensuring a just result for all in our court system.