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Madison County Chairman Dale Strong announces bid for US Congress

This comes after Rep. Brooks announced he would be running for the U.S. Senate seat that will be vacated by Sen. Richard Shelby in 2022.

MADISON COUNTY, ALABAMA, Ala. — Madison County Commission Chairman Dale Strong announced on Monday his candidacy for Alabama's 5th Congressional District.

Strong aims to fill the seat currently held Rep. Mo Brooks as Brooks looks to run for one of Alabama's U.S. Senate seats. Rep. Brooks is hoping to fill the U.S. Senate seat that will be left vacant after Sen. Richard Shelby retires next year.

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"North Alabama is a special place with a growing economy that plays a vital role in our national defense, space program and advanced manufacturing. My pro-defense and anti-tax agenda will help continue that growth so we can provide new opportunities for our children and grandchildren. As your voice in Congress, I will always fight for our jobs and Christian values,” said Strong.

Strong has served four terms on the Madison County Commission and is in his third term as the commission's chairman.

The Republican Primary is scheduled for May 24, 2022. More information about Strong and his campaign can be found on his website.

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