2018 Election

Walt Maddox

Walt Maddox (Source: Hank Black)

Office: Governor

Party: Democratic

Age: 45

Residence: Tuscaloosa

Political offices held: Mayor, Tuscaloosa, 2005-present; city councilor, sixth district, Tuscaloosa, 2001-2005.

Professional experience: Field director, Alabama Education Association; executive director of personnel, Tuscaloosa City Schools.

Education: University of Alabama at Birmingham, master’s degree, public administration; University of Alabama at Birmingham, bachelor’s degree in political science; Central High School, 1991.

Civic experience: Fellow, Program on Crisis Leadership at Harvard University’s School of Government.

Main issues: Maddox’s website states that he will prioritize improving the state’s workforce development and training; making college affordable; passing legislation to rebuild Alabama roads and bridges; expanding Medicaid; and implementing a lottery to fund education in the state.

Top contributors: $120,250; Leadership PAC. $114,000: CASH PAC: $110,250: ET PAC; $109,900, CMG PAC II.

Campaign: https://waltmaddox.com