MADISON COUNTY, Ala. (WHNT) - Local business owner Larry Durham announced on Monday that he is challenging Madison County Commissioner Eddie Sisk for his district 3 seat.
"I don't feel like the people of district 3 are being represented the best that they could be at the commission level," Durham said.
District 3 covers the most square mileage in the county, from somewhat rural areas such as New Hope and Gurley to densely populated areas like south Huntsville.
As a lifelong resident of the district, Durham said he hopes to bring a fresh perspective to the Madison County Commission, as well as get the area the attention that it needs.
"I think the folks in our community of District 3 deserve the same quality of life as all the other districts in this county," he said. "We deserve the same quality infrastructure."
Durham is the owner of Durham Services. In 2014, he was elected to the Alabama Republican Executive Committee for the 5th Congressional District, but this is his first true venture into the political realm.
"I'm going to be a little bit out of my comfort zone from that standpoint, yes, but maybe sometimes, that's what's needed," Durham said.
"I'm not saying that I can fix everything, but I know that I can represent them in a way that I think can have that positive effect for positive change in the community," he said.
Sisk and Craig Hill are the other two candidates on the Republican ticket for the district 3 seat. Voting in the Republican primary is slated for March 1.