Byrne announces candidacy for governor of Alabama

File Photo: Bradley Byrne
File Photo: Bradley Byrne

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Bradley Byrne, Chancellor of the Alabama Two-Year College System, announced his candidacy for the office of Governor of Alabama this morning at a rally in Spanish Fort.

Byrne announced his candidacy at the Five Rivers Delta Resource Center. He is taking his announcement tour to Montgomery, Birmingham and will complete the tour at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville.

"Alabama needs a proven conservative reformer to lead our state in the coming term that begins the second decade of the 21st century. I have been tested, I am proven and I am ready.  With my wife and children standing with me, just eight miles from where my great-great-great grandfather settled in the 1780's, it is with great humility that I offer my candidacy to be the next Governor of the state of Alabama," said Byrne.
After announcing his intention to resign as Chancellor of the Two-Year College System last week, Byrne said "it is time for me to take the reform fight to a new arena."
Byrne, 54, had previously served on the State Board of Education and represented Baldwin County in the State Senate prior to his appointment as Chancellor by Governor Bob Riley in 2007.