Published on February 20, 2018 by Morgan Black  

The Cumberland Republicans and the Cumberland Democrats will co-host the spring Cordell Hull Speaker's forum featuring the candidates for Alabama Attorney General. The forum will be held on Wednesday, February 28 from 11 a.m. until 12 p.m. in the John L. Carroll Moot Court Room inside Memory Leake Robinson Hall.

Confirmed candidates include Chess Bedsole, Chris Christie and Alice Martin. 

During the forum, the candidates will be charged with the question, "What are the biggest issues you think Alabama faces and how will you address them?" Each candidate will have eight minutes to respond separately.

Samford University students, faculty and staff, and the public are invited to attend.


Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 6th nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.