DALE COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — The Dale County Chairman announced he’s running for re-election.

Chairman Steve McKinnon is putting his name back in the hat for Dale County Chairman.

He has been the chairman since 2020 when he was appointed by Governor Ivey after Mark Blankenship became the mayor of Ozark.

McKinnon says he has a track record of success such as recruiting and retaining employees, cleaning up county debt, and building improvements. He says his biggest task is improving the jail.

He said if elected, he has more projects on his list he would like to get accomplished like selling the landfill.

We’ve already got people interested in that from across the nation and it’s been a liability for us it cost us anywhere from 90 to 100 thousand dollars with it being open for just four days,” says McKinnon.

Chairman McKinnon will be running against Pinckard Mayor Bobby Borland and Commissioner Adam Enfinger in the primary race next year.

In addition, District 2 Commissioner Donald Grantham says he will be running again.