The race for the office of Madison County Board Chairman is now officially a two person race.  Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler announced his bid for the seat a little over a month ago.  Current Board Chairman Alan Dunstan officially threw his hat into the ring on Thursday afternoon.

Dunstan tells The Big Z he believes the board is an effective unit of government.

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Dunstan says promoting economic development and creating jobs for county residents has and continues to be a key priority for him.  As for why he waited more than a month after Prenzler announced his candidacy, he said it was a "timing thing" with the filing period beginning Monday, and being very busy dealing with the other business of the county.

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