Ashville mayor announces candidacy for state representative
by Gary Hanner
Dec 08, 2013 | 1202 views |  0 comments | 56 56 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Ashville Mayor Robert McKay
Ashville Mayor Robert McKay
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Ashville Mayor Robert McKay announced recently his candidacy for state representative for District 30 in the 2014 election.

McKay said he would run on the Republican ticket against Mack Butler in the June 2014 primary.

Butler was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in a special election Dec. 11, 2012, after Gov. Robert Bentley appointed Blaine Galliher as legislative director.

McKay is in his fourth term as mayor of Ashville. Before that, he served 12 years as a city councilman. All total, he has 25 years invested in city government.

McKay said District 30 covers Ashville, Steele, Ragland and Riverside in St. Clair County and Rainbow City and Southside in Etowah County.

“I’m 60 years old,” McKay said. “If I’m ever going to do this, now is the time.”