Tommy Battle has officially launched his campaign for reelection as mayor of Huntsville, seeking his fifth term in office.

Battle held a luncheon event Wednesday to mark the occasion by touting his past successes and goals for the future. Battle has served as mayor since 2008, winning each election with more than 75% of the vote.

“When I first ran for this office, I made promises,” Battle said. “Through teamwork and your support, we have kept these promises. We’ve gone above and beyond in the years since that first term.”

He touted the city’s record population and job growth and general increase in quality of life since he’s been in office.

“Just since I was reelected in 2020, we have been ranked on more than 60 lists,” Battle said Wednesday. “Best Place to Live, #1 Tech Market, Best Place to Raise a Family, Most Affordable Place to Live, Top Job Market in the U.S. I could go on and on – and that’s just in the last four years. Those rankings confirm that we’re on the right track. But it’s not about being the biggest, it’s about making our city the best it can be.”

Battle pledged to grow the city’s reputation over the next four years if reelected by keeping the city government fiscally sound, partnering with Huntsville City Schools to improve education and making Huntsville a nationally recognized “music city.”

“In the next nine months, we’ll continue doing what we’ve been doing — building a great community,” Battle said. “A great community for generations to come. I’m running for reelection for our future; we have more to do.”

The election is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2024.

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