August 18, 2017

Representative Merika Coleman on why Alabama needs Walt Maddox

I’m supporting Walt because he has had the same attitude of inclusiveness and a pure servant’s heart since I first met him in high school. He took that attitude into the office of the Mayor of Tuscaloosa, and has been a public servant his whole life. He has the leadership style and the ability to put the pieces of this …

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August 15, 2017

AFL-CIO President, Bren Riley on why Alabama needs Walt Maddox

Alabama is ready for some honesty and integrity in the governor’s office. We haven’t had it in many years. Walt Maddox has my full support. He is a kind, principled man, and has the experience and leadership this state really needs. It’s time we have a governor that cares about the people and the kitchen table issues that matter. Even …

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August 12, 2017

Selma Mayor Darrio Melton on why Alabama needs Walt Maddox

Walt Maddox demonstrates the type of energetic leadership and forward thinking that will move Alabama boldly forward. As a young mayor, Walt knows the pressures of executive leadership firsthand, and I’m confident he will rise to the demands of the challenges facing Alabama in the years to come. Walt is ready for this job, and he is what this state …

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August 9, 2017

Rep. Chris England on why Alabama needs Walt Maddox

I have had the privilege of working with Walt for the last 10 years. I know personally that he has the vision, integrity, courage, and the leadership ability that this state so desperately needs. Walt is battle tested and has proven throughout his career that he has what it takes to lead this state towards a brighter future and make …

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July 10, 2017

Alabama needs Walt Maddox as governor

Most of the talk since Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced he’s considering a run for governor has focused on whether he can win as a Democrat in a deep red state. I’ve got an equally important question: Can a decent, honest public servant win in a state where pandering campaign tactics work so well? Because I do not see Walt …

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July 10, 2017

Announcement Update

A little more than a week ago, I announced the formation of a committee to explore the possibility of running for governor in 2018. From across the state, the responses of Alabamians have been overwhelming and humbling. More than 315,000 of you watched our video on social media and more than 1,500 of you shared it with your friends and …

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July 4, 2017

EDITORIAL: Maddox could be spark Democratic Party needs

Most people watching Alabama’s political landscape were not surprised last week when Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced he has his sights set on the governor’s office. Fewer still were surprised when he said that if and when he officially announces his campaign he will run as a Democrat. Maddox has an impressive record as mayor, but let’s be honest, if …

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June 30, 2017

Why Walt Maddox thinks he can win the Alabama governor’s race as a Democrat

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced Thursday he plans to explore running for Alabama governor in 2018. Maddox, who has been mayor since 2005, was re-elected in a landslide to a fourth-term during an election in March. He has been praised for his economic development work and his handling of the aftermath of the deadly 2011 tornadoes that hit the city, …

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June 29, 2017

Walt Maddox announces intent to run for Alabama governor

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced Thursday that he intends to explore an Alabama gubernatorial run. Maddox, 44, said he’s filed the necessary documents with the Alabama Secretary of State to form the exploratory committee and determine whether he has a feasible shot at winning election. He gave no timetable on making a decision, but said it would hinge on his …

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June 29, 2017

Tuscaloosa mayor Walt Maddox announces plans to explore run for Alabama governor

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced Thursday morning his plans to explore running for Alabama governor in 2018. “Today, I am announcing the formation of a political committee to help me explore the possibility of running for Governor in 2018,” his statement and announcement video said. “The decision to form the committee was easy. By taking this step, I am complying …

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