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April 30, 2018

Ron Sparks backs Walt Maddox in Democratic gubernatorial primary

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox gained the backing of former state Agriculture Commissioner Ron Sparks on Monday — an endorsement the campaign touted as coming from “one of the most popular Democrats in recent Alabama political history.” Sparks referenced Maddox’s leadership as Tuscaloosa mayor and overseeing the recovery of the city from the 2011 tornado. “Walt has compassion and he has leadership. He stood in the streets of Tuscaloosa in its darkest hours and darkest […]
April 29, 2018

Democratic candidate Walt Maddox talks Governor’s race

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Democrat Walt Maddox is Mayor of Tuscaloosa, one of Alabama’s major cities. It’s obviously a busy job. Maddox is also running for governor, and as part of our leadership perspectives interview, we asked him why he wants a job that’s even tougher than being mayor. Continue reading and see the video on WHNT.com
April 19, 2018

Maddox: Senate win ‘floor, not ceiling’ for Democrats

Some political observers see Democrat Doug Jones’ victory in the special U.S. Senate election last December as an aberration in this conservative state. They cite the special circumstances caused by the various controversies that swirled around Jones’ Republican opponent, Roy Moore. Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox, who’s seeking the Democratic nomination for governor, said he hopes that attitude continues to circulate, insisting that what happened in December “was a floor, not a ceiling” for his party. […]
April 3, 2018

Walt Maddox announces health care plan including Medicaid expansion, work requirement

With escalating premiums and deductibles continuing to plague many Alabamians, health care continues to be a hot topic across the Yellowhammer State, which is why Tuscaloosa Mayor and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Tuesday announced a health care plan he would implement if elected Governor. “As Governor, I will immediately move to expand Medicaid, accepting the offer of federal funds for pennies on the dollar, free money that Alabama has inexplicably and inexcusably refused,” […]
March 29, 2018

Maddox to push for education lottery

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox is pledging to work for an education lottery that would go for scholarships, universal pre-K and equalizing school funding for rural counties. Maddox, the mayor of Tuscaloosa for the past 12 years who won re-election last year with 89 percent of the vote, held a meet-and-greet at Tallulah Brewing Co. in Jasper Tuesday night. He addressed a crowd of about 40 people, including congressional candidate Lee Auman and Alabama Supreme […]
March 26, 2018

State gubernatorial candidate speaks at CBA luncheon

CHELSEA – Members of the local business community met with Democratic Gubernatorial candidate and Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox at the Chelsea Business Alliance’s monthly luncheon on Wednesday, March 14. At the meeting, Maddox gave a speech that urged Alabama citizens to put aside party politics to improve the quality of life in the state and invest in the future. “People in the end, regardless of their political party, want results,” Maddox said. “The next generation […]