Tommy Battle has been the mayor of Huntsville since 2008. The Birmingham native began his political career in 1984 as a member of Huntsville City Council. He moved to the area in 1980.
He studied business at the University of Alabama and started Battle Real Estate in 1992.
Battle is credited with generating $4 billion worth of economic investments for Huntsville, creating more than 24,000 jobs for the city, investing $250 in new schools and building $500 million worth of new roads.
He says he wants to take his mayoral experience and small business owner background statewide to stop political corruption.
Battle also wants to continue Pre-K and charter school programs, fix state roads and bring employment opportunities to rural areas. He also plans to give more opportunities for dual enrollment for high school students at community colleges.
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