By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Chris Countryman was the first 2018 candidate to declare for governor, but he was one of the last candidates to formally qualify.
Countryman is telling voters that he will give them their state back. Countryman, a marriage equality activist, is running in the Democratic primary. Major party qualifying ended at 5 p.m. on Friday.
“It is a new day in Alabama. A new chance to bring people together, a new chance to change lives,” Countryman said in a statement. “A new day to break down walls of division and of discourse. A chance to show the world that there will be ‘No Divide.’ That our spirits won’t be stopped, and our resolve to bring a new era of hope to Alabama citizens will not be taken away from us by any form of government.”