Official Release Archives - Walt Maddox For Governor

Official Release

July 24, 2018

Letter to Gov. Kay Ivey: Proposed Debates for the 2018 Gubernatorial Election

July 24, 2018 The Honorable Kay Ivey Governor The State of Alabama Sent via email and certified mail. Re: Proposed Debates for the 2018 Gubernatorial Election Dear Governor Ivey, Although we may have different views on policies and strategies, we share the honor of calling Alabama home. I want to sincerely thank you for your service to Alabama and congratulate you on your recent primary victory. In a few months, Alabamians will again make one […]
July 21, 2018

Walt’s Plan to Promote Ethics and Fight Corruption in Government

Bringing back ethical government in Alabama starts at the top. One commentator recently said Alabama citizens have grown to expect their politicians to be corrupt and so are not that alarmed by the never-ending scandals that led Illinois State University’s Institute for Corruption Studies to rank Alabama as the most corrupt state when it comes to “legal corruption” — conduct by public officials that is technically legal but clearly unethical; and second in “illegal corruption,” […]
February 19, 2018

Walt Maddox Proposal For The Alabama Education Lottery (AEL)

There is no investment of public funds that provides greater return than an investment in education. For too long, Alabama has neglected investment in our children’s education. As Governor, I will use the power of the office to focus on creating a 21st Century educational system to help prepare our children for competition in the technological age before us. Without raising taxes, the City of Tuscaloosa has made tremendous strides in accessibility of Pre-K education, […]
January 10, 2018

State of the State Response from Walt Maddox

Last night Governor Kay Ivey gave her State of the State address. The picture she painted of our state was fiction. The ship of state is not steady. Here’s the REAL State of the State. Across Alabama rural hospitals are closing. Alabama’s health ranking is 47th in the nation, and 50th in premature births. Roads and bridges are crumbling. In Alabama, more than 20% of our bridges are structurally deficient or functionally obsolete. Our education […]
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 family. In just one week, 595 Alabamians asked to be involved in the campaign, and […]
June 29, 2017

Announcement of Exploratory Committee

I’m Walt Maddox, Mayor of the City of Tuscaloosa. Being Mayor of my hometown is one of the greatest honors of my life and has afforded me the privilege of serving a place I love and people I believe in. Today, I am announcing the formation of a political committee to help me explore the possibility of running for Governor in 2018. The decision to form the committee was easy. By taking this step, I […]