HUNTSVILLE, Ala. - Mayor Tommy Battle made an announcement in the Rocket City on Wednesday.
“I wanted to bring you in to tell you-- I’m ready to go for the fourth term.”
Mayor Battle says he is ready for a fourth term as the Mayor of Huntsville. Battle wants to continue to make great strides in Huntsville through growth and opportunity.
Since he was first elected in 2008, the city has added tens of thousands of jobs. In his second term, he initiated the Restore Our Roads campaign and received $250 million to pay for infrastructure and economic development.
Battle said one of his priorities for a fourth term would be finishing what he’s started.
“Lots of road projects that we’ve already started that we need to finish," he said. "It's gonna take a cooperative group to be able to put together the road plans and also the quality of life plans that can make our city a better place.”
During Wednesday's announcement, Mayor Battle noted that it has never been his goal to make Huntsville the biggest city in the state. His goal is to make Huntsville the best city.
“We’ve been able to build infrastructure, we’ve added jobs, we’ve been able to keep a great quality of life, but today’s announcement is about the future," he said. "How we go into the future and how we make things happen even better.”
WHNT News 19 was there for the announcement.
Watch the announcement here: