Leadership Archives - Walt Maddox For Governor


August 2, 2018

Walt’s Public Safety Plan

“Alabama State Troopers at dangerously low levels” one discouraging headline recently reminded us. Since 2010 roadway fatalities in our state have risen an alarming 155%, while at the same time Alabama has dropped State Trooper staffing to a third of the level it should be. According to the State Troopers Association, fewer than 300 Troopers patrol the entire state, a number that should be closer to 750 according to the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, and […]
May 30, 2018

Candidate Profile – Walt Maddox

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) – This is one part in our series on the candidates in Alabama’s upcoming June 5 gubernatorial primary elections. Put simply, Walt Maddox’s pitch to be Alabama’s next governor is about his experience and improving the state’s future. He wants to increase teacher salaries, pay for workforce development, address mental health issues and expand Medicaid, among other things. His plan to pay for it starts with passing a lottery, taxing gaming, and […]
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 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. […]
February 5, 2018

Transforming Tuscaloosa

It is not about big government or less government; It is about effective government. As elected officials, we have a job to do, and the people who pay our salaries expect the very best. As mayor, I couldn’t hide behind the marble of Montgomery when my citizens needed solutions to the decades of flooding problems that preceded our administration. It was my responsibility as the City’s chief executive officer to encourage innovation, create shared responsibility […]
August 24, 2017
Napoleon Bracy

Representative Napoleon Bracy on why Alabama needs Walt Maddox