OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Former Miss America Mallory Hagan announced her candidacy for Alabama's 3rd Congressional District seat.
The announcement was made at her mother's dance studio in Opelika where she was surrounded by family members.
Hagan has lived in Alabama for a long time and says she wants to use her voice to make change in the area.
"What I have learned is that when I've used my voice and stood up for myself and others, I have seen tangible change happen and I don't know how I can't apply that here to Alabama's 3rd Congressional District," says Hagan.
There are only four other women that are under the age of 40 in the U.S. House. Hagan wants to be one to go from city to city to make sure that voices heard.
Hagan says she wants to especially pay attention to millennials as well.