On Thursday, Tuscaloosa Mayor Walt Maddox announced officially that he plans to run for governor of Alabama.

There had been some speculation for months that Maddox would take that next step and run for the state's highest office, but now we know it will happen in 2018.

Shortly after he made the announcement, Maddox joined The Steve Shannon Morning Show to talk about the decision and his plans moving forward. You can hear that entire conversation in the video at the top of the page.