Maddox, a Democrat, also said he’s not changing parties, though he said some have suggested this would be beneficial.
“I’m a Democrat. While many have urged me to change parties for the sake of political convenience, that would be dishonest. Dishonest with you and dishonest with myself.
We don’t need any more dishonesty. The days of running for the Democratic Party or for the Republican Party need to end. It’s time to run for the people of Alabama.”
The 44-year-old Maddox, who has served as Tuscaloosa’s mayor since 2005, also provided his campaign slogan, alluding to the recent political turmoil and scandal that has rocked Alabama in recent years.
“It’s time to make Alabama proud again.”
In terms of a timeline, Maddox would only say that, “Your voice matters, and in the months ahead, I look forward to beginning this journey of creating a New Covenant by listening to your concerns, understanding your hopes, and exploring this amazing opportunity to be your advocate in the Governor’s office.”