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September 11, 2018

Walt Maddox calls for debate on state’s pressing problems

Eight weeks before election day, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox again called out Gov. Kay Ivey for declining to debate, saying the governor owes the public a discussion between the candidates about the state’s problems in education, health care, mental health, prisons and aging roads and infrastructure. “The governor doesn’t believe that the people of Alabama are worthy of such a debate,” Maddox said. “She doesn’t believe it’s appropriate for her to talk to the people […]
September 6, 2018

Maddox accuses Ivey campaign of lacking substance on issues in governor’s race

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox slammed Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday during a speech to the Birmingham Rotaract Club, claiming the governor’s campaign lacks substance and is focusing on issues that don’t affect the state. “On one hand … you can see that we have released content and complex policies about the challenges facing Alabama. On the other hand, my opponent has talked about Judge Kavanaugh – by the way, I don’t think the governor […]
July 21, 2018

Maddox unveils his ethics plan, challenges Ivey to debate like Trump

Alabama Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox unveiled an ethics program Saturday to end what he called “one of the most corrupt periods in the history of this state.” Speaking to the Alabama Press Association in Gulf Shores, the Tuscaloosa mayor also challenged incumbent Gov. Kay Ivey to four debates before the November general election. They would be: * A debate on public education and economic development * A debate on heath care, mental health, public […]
May 11, 2018

Walt Maddox reinvented Tuscaloosa, and now eyes Alabama

Walt Maddox didn’t get into politics to change the world. He just wanted to fix his plumbing. “I had a sewer issue at my house that I felt like the city didn’t help me with,” Maddox said. “That issue spurred me to run for city council.” Now, 17 years after his first campaign, the 45-year-old gubernatorial candidate is considered a frontrunner in the Democratic primary. He served one term on the Tuscaloosa City Council before […]
April 16, 2018

Walt Maddox unveils plan to combat opioid crisis

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Walt Maddox on Monday unveiled his plan to combat Alabama’s opioid epidemic – a proposal that includes the creation of a cabinet-level official to oversee substance abuse issues. Maddox also said he would expand Medicaid to address the crisis. The Tuscaloosa mayor has said on the campaign trail that he would expand Medicaid through an executive order on “day one” of his administration. “The expansion will increase the availability of and access […]
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 […]