Hartselle Enquirer Publisher Randy Garrison has announced he is running for mayor of Hartselle. Garrison and his wife of 30 years, Lynn Brown Garrison, are both lifelong residents of Hartselle. They have two adult sons, Jordan, a pharmacist and Jacob, a civil engineer.

“Hartselle has been very good to my family and me, and I want to give something back to my hometown by serving to the best of my ability as its mayor,” Garrison stated.

Garrison joined the Enquirer staff in 2002, as a retail sales representative. He was promoted in 2004 to advertising manager and general manager in 2011 before being named publisher that same year.

He is a graduate of the former Morgan County High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration and government accounting at Athens State University.

The election will be held August 23, 2016.