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January 30, 2018

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox Officially Qualifies for Governor’s Race

For the first time in years, things are looking up for Alabama Democrats after the victory of Senator Doug Jones and it is giving hope to Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox who has officially qualified for the governor’s race. “In the end this is about what we’re going to bring to Alabama because as important as winning that senate seat was for Alabama winning this governor’s race is more important,” says Maddox. The long-time Tuscaloosa mayor […]
January 30, 2018

Governor candidate Walt Maddox says he’ll expand Medicaid, pass lottery

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox made official today what he had announced in October, he intends to become the first Democrat elected governor of Alabama in 20 years. Maddox filed his papers this afternoon and paid the $2,418 qualifying fee at the state Democratic Party headquarters in Montgomery. Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb and James Fields of Cullman are also running for the Democratic nomination. On the Republican side, Gov. Kay Ivey, […]
December 18, 2017

Democratic candidate running for governor sees Senate race outcome as momentum in right direction

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Even though the election results have not yet been certified, those who supported Doug Jones see Tuesday night as a victory and as an opportunity. After Jones declared victory, supporters say the energy they saw for him was “awe-inspiring.” Shea Rives says that “It gives me hope for Democrats. It gives me hope for the state of Alabama.” Many Jones supporters we have spoken with say this win means hope for the […]
October 6, 2017

Walt Maddox announces run for Governor

Thursday, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced that he was running for Governor of Alabama as a Democrat. Maddox released a video pledging to end Alabama’s crisis in leadership. “I believe in Alabama and I believe in our potential which is why I believe that we must solve the crisis of leadership. In the past 18 months, the Governor, the Speaker, the Chief Justice, and the Majority Leader have left office in shame. And, when courage […]
October 5, 2017

Walt Maddox officially announces run for Alabama governor

Confirming what many had long expected, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced Thursday morning he is running for Alabama governor in 2018. “I believe in Alabama and I believe in our potential which is why I believe that we must solve the crisis of leadership,” Maddox said in a press release. “In the past 18 months, the Governor, the Speaker, the Chief Justice, and the Majority Leader have left office in shame. And, when courage was […]
October 5, 2017

Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announces run for Governor

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – In a video announcement released on his website, Tuscaloosa Mayor, Walt Maddox, is officially running for governor in 2018. In the video, Maddox says he will rebuild trust in state government, focus on jobs lost, closed rural hospitals and crumbling roads and bridges. Three months ago, Maddox announced the formation of an exploratory committee to seek the state’s highest office as a Democrat. Maddox was elected Tuscaloosa mayor in 2005. He is […]