Corey Maze, who has ties to Arab, was confirmed by the U.S. Senate Wednesday as a district judge on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama.

Maze’s parents are Oneal and Sharon Maze. Oneal graduated from Arab High School in 1967.

Maze is the nephew of Reda Hallman, retired counselor at Arab Elementary School, and cousin of Clint Maze, Arab’s municipal judge.

Corey Maze grew up in Centre.

He will be working at the federal courthouse in Anniston.

Maze has been serving as the Solicitor General of the State of Alabama and previously was a special deputy attorney general for the state.

Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, who formerly served as Marshall County District Attorney and Arab municipal attorney, applauded the confirmation.

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