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HUNTSVILLE, AL – Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle, a lifelong Republican and staunch fiscal conservative, raised $356,133 during the first month of fundraising for his campaign to serve as Alabama’s next governor.
“I’m so grateful for all of the support we’ve received so far,” said Battle. “It’s amazing what we’ve all done as a team in a matter of weeks.”
Battle, who announced his candidacy for governor in late April, spent June traveling across the state. He focused much of that time discussing how to attract jobs through economic development opportunities and fiscal responsibility. It’s a model that’s worked well in Huntsville and an initiative that Battle wants to bring statewide as Alabama’s next governor.
“Recruitment of new industry and promoting existing industry is a top priority. The people of Alabama are ready to lead our nation’s workforce into the next century. Our message to them is that we’re ready to lead them there and to build a stronger Alabama for all of Alabama,” said Battle.
Battle’s leadership as Huntsville’s mayor is highlighted by a continued focus on creating jobs and economic growth. Last week, Blue Origin – a privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight company created by Amazon.com founder Jeff Bezos – announced intentions to build a 400,000 square foot rocket engine production facility in Huntsville. Since 2008, more than 20,000 new jobs have been created in the Huntsville area under Battle’s leadership. That job growth has also helped generate more than $2.5 billion dollars in economic investment for North Alabama. Additionally, Huntsville has earned eight straight Triple-A credit ratings, the highest possible rating for a municipality.
“Our campaign isn’t against anyone, it’s for the people of Alabama and for our state’s future,” said Battle. “The incredible support we’ve received shows us that our citizens are tired of politics as usual and they’re ready for a leader that will get things done for them.”