Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong announced Monday that he plans to seek the Republican nomination to be elected to Alabama’s 5th District in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In his announcement at Monrovia Volunteer Fire Department, Strong said he wants to finish the work former President Donald Trump began.
"I was with President Trump from day one and I will pick up the fight to change our country," said Strong.
In Strong's announcement, he also talked about some of his beliefs.
"I'm a Christian, I'm conservative, I'm pro-life, I'm pro gun," said Strong. "I believe the United States border should be secured."
Strong, a Madison County native and long serving member of the Monrovia Volunteer Fire Department, served four terms on the county commission and is in his third term as chairman. Strong was the first Republican elected as chairman in 2012.
He said his nine-year role as commission chairman has prepared him for Congress.
"You look at balancing budgets, something that I'm accustomed to," said Strong. "You look at it bringing people together, which is exactly what I'm known for."
The Republican primary is May 24, 2022.
The seat is currently held by U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks. Brooks has said he plans to run for the Republican nomination for the election to replace Alabama U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby. Shelby is not seeking re-election when his term expires in 2022.
“North Alabama is a special place with a growing economy that plays a vital role in our national defense, space program and advanced manufacturing,” said Strong. “My pro-defense and anti-tax agenda will help continue that growth so we can provide new opportunities for our children and grandchildren.”