An Alton businessman has thrown his hat into the ring for the next Alton mayoral election.  52-year-old Scott Dixon made the announcement Saturday afternoon in an event at Lincoln - Douglas Square in Downtown Alton.

Dixon will be running against incumbent Brant Walker in the April, 2017 election.  He spoke about a family history that goes back to the late 1800's and how a variety of experiences makes him feel he is qualified for the job.

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Dixon spent 25 years at the family-owned Dixon Distributing Company, reaching the position of Vice President / General Manager before launching a small retail business in 2010.  You can see the video of the announcement here:

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