Dale Strong
Member-elect of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 5th district
Assuming office
January 3, 2023
SucceedingMo Brooks
Chairman of the Madison County Commission
Assumed office
November 14, 2012
Personal details
Born (1970-05-08) May 8, 1970 (age 52)
Monrovia, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
SpouseLaura Toney
EducationAthens State University (BS)

Dale Whitney Strong (born May 8, 1970)[1] is an American politician who is the Representative-elect for Alabama's 5th congressional district, having won the 2022 election as the Republican nominee. He is the incumbent chair of the Madison County Commission, serving since 2012.[2]

Early life and education

Born in Monrovia, Alabama, Strong graduated from Sparkman High School in 1988. He earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from Athens State University and an emergency medical technician license from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.[3][4]


Prior to entering politics, Strong worked in public relations for First Alabama Bank and as a sales representative for Solvay S.A. He also served as a 911 dispatcher for HEMSI and Huntsville Med-Flight.[4] He was first elected to the county commission for Madison County in 1996; Strong was the youngest elected Republican official in Alabama at the time. He became the commission's chairman in 2012, focusing on improving financial development in the area.[5] Strong was also the first Republican to be elected to the chairmanship of the Madison County Commission.[3]

Personal life

Strong is married to his wife Laura Toney, whom he met at the Huntsville Hospital while she was employed there as a nurse.[6] The couple have two children.[7]


  1. ^ "Alabama New Members 2023". The Hill. November 17, 2022. Retrieved November 18, 2022.
  2. ^ Smith, Dylan (June 21, 2022). "Dale Strong defeats Casey Wardynski, secures AL-5 GOP nod in dominant victory". Yellowhammer News. Retrieved June 21, 2022.
  3. ^ a b Moseley, Brandon (April 21, 2022). "Dale Strong takes Fifth Congressional District fundraising lead". 1819 News. Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  4. ^ a b Anderson-Maples, Joyce (April 23, 2019). "Two North Alabama leaders, Tommy Battle and Dale Strong to speak at UAH spring commencement". University of Alabama in Huntsville. Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  5. ^ Smith, Dylan (November 8, 2022). "Strong elected to Congress for state's Fifth District". Yellowhammer News. Retrieved November 9, 2022.
  6. ^ Moseley, Brandon (February 5, 2019). "Madison County Commission Chair Dale Strong rescues man from car wreck". Alabama Political Reporter. Retrieved June 21, 2022.
  7. ^ Haskins, Shelly (September 27, 2011). "Republican Dale Strong to run for Madison County Commission chairmanship". AL.com. Retrieved June 21, 2022.