By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter
State Sen. Gerald Dial, R-Lineville, announced that he will donate 10 percent of funds raised for his run for commissioner of agriculture and industries to a children’s hospital in Birmingham.
“Every voter in Alabama is sick of the constant campaigns and incessant political advertising,” Dial said. “The least us candidates could do is give a small portion of what we raise to help out an outstanding institution like Children’s Hospital.”
The percentage of funds raised will go to Children’s Hospital in Birmingham. The hospital is nationally ranked in the top 50 child hospitals across the country by U.S. News & World Report.
Dial said he was “proud” to support the hospital.
“If that means less money for my campaign, I trust the voters to realize my campaign funds are better spent improving our state instead of solely promoting myself,” Dial said.
Dial is a long-serving legislator with more than a decade of experience participating in various committees. He announced earlier this year that he would run for the commissioner of agriculture and industries after current Commissioner John McMillian steps down after he hits the two-term limit.