Troy King (Republican Party) was the Attorney General of Alabama. He assumed office in 2004. He left office in 2010.
King is running for election to the U.S. House to represent Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District. He is on the ballot in the Republican primary on March 3, 2020.
King was a candidate for Attorney General of Alabama. King lost the primary runoff on July 17, 2018, after advancing from the primary on June 5, 2018.
King was a Republican Attorney General of Alabama from 2004 to 2010. He was appointed to the statewide position by Republican Governor Bob Riley in 2004 following the resignation of William Pryor to accept a federal judgeship before being officially elected two years later. In the 2010 primary election, King was defeated by attorney Luther Strange (R).
Attorney General Steve Marshall (R) ran for the post for the first time after being appointed in 2017. No candidate received a majority of the vote, leading to a runoff election on July 17, 2018. The two candidates who appeared in the runoff were incumbent Steve Marshall (R), who received 28.4 percent of the vote in the June primary, and former Attorney General Troy King (R), who received 28.0 percent.
Marshall joined Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) and South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster (R) as Republican state executives running for a first full term after being appointed to office, and faced multiple Republican primary challengers. Those challengers in the June 5 Republican primary included former Attorney General Troy King (R), former U.S. Attorney Alice Martin (R), and former Donald Trump Alabama campaign chairman Chess Bedsole (R).