Political profiles available for municipal candidates


Candidate profiles for upcoming municipal elections are now available to purchase for publication in the Daily Mountain Eagle on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Candidate announcements for the Aug. 25 municipal races will start to run on Tuesday, July 14. The final day for a profile to be published will be Friday, Aug. 14. Only two profiles may run per day.

The cost for each profile is $150. They may run one time and are limited to 500 words. The profiles will start on the front page of the paper and will include a headshot.

Daily Mountain Eagle Publisher James Phillips said the front page profiles are a great way for municipal candidates to get their name out to voters.

“We know that newspaper readers are voters,” Phillips said. “Our readers seek out information from the Daily Mountain Eagle, because they know we are the trusted source for news in Walker County. Preparing to vote in an election is an important process, and the local newspaper is always the best source to be able to do that.”

All candidate profile material is to be typed and emailed to james.phillips@mountaineagle.com. Documents on a USB flash drive can also be brought to the paper. Please be sure photographs are in JPEG format. If a photo needs to be taken, a DME photographer will gladly do that.

All political ads must be paid in advance. Advertising packages will also be available for the municipal elections. Contact DME ad director Jake Aaron at 205-221-2840 or jake.aaron@mountaineagle.com for more information.


For more Election 2020 coverage from the Daily Mountain Eagle, visit www.mountaineagle.com/election2020.