Walt Maddox has served as Tuscaloosa's mayor since 2005, leading the city through recovery efforts after the devastation of the April 27, 2011 tornadoes.
He graduated from UAB.
Maddox previously served as a Tuscaloosa City Councilman and a field director for the Alabama Education Association.
Maddox plans to use workforce training to rebuild the economy. He said he would also aim to make college affordable for all Alabamians.
Maddox proposes a state lottery that won’t raise taxes. In addition to funding college educations for state students, the lottery would establish a Promise Program that would relieve funding issues in schools and the Community Innovation Grants that would improve education quality. The lottery would also help expand Pre-K programs.
Maddox cites a study by the Center for Public Integrity that gave Alabama a D+ on ethics. He also says that his 17-year political career is free of “ethical lapses.” As governor, he says he would amend the state’s ethics law to prohibit those working in government from being paid by anyone other than the state. All staff and cabinet members would have to disclose any conflicts of interests. The governor’s office would also comply fully with Alabama’s open records and ethics laws.
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