Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox Thursday made it official. Or at least, his consideration of it official.
The Democratic mayor said he was forming an exploratory committee to look at a run for governor in 2018, saying like other candidates he wanted to break from the state’s usual politics and more recent scandals.
“The politics of fear, the politics of distraction, the politics of smoke and mirrors has meant that Alabama families continue to struggle,” Maddox said in a phone interview. “Tonight across the kitchen table, families will talk about college affordability, finding higher paying jobs and making sure health care providers will be there next year. We need leadership that will demonstrate results not rhetoric.”