The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Tuesday announced its endorsement of Katie Britt in her bid to seek the Republican nomination for Alabama’s open U.S. Senate seat.
Britt, an Enterprise native, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Alabama. She formerly served as chief of staff for retiring U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-AL). Her private sector experience includes practicing law at Alabama-based law firm Butler Snow LLP and serving as president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama.
Britt resides in Montgomery with her husband Wesley, a former First-Team All-American offensive lineman for the Alabama Crimson Tide, and their two children.
In announcing the association’s support of the first-time candidate, AFA president and CEO Chris Isaacson proclaimed that Britt would be an advocate for policies that would be beneficial to rural Alabama.
“Katie is working hard to earn the vote of all Alabamians. We are pleased to support Katie and we believe she will work hard for Alabama’s forest industry,” stated Isaacson. “She understands the importance of growing our state’s rural economy and will fight for the values that will keep our rural communities strong. We look forward to working with Katie for many years to come.”
Britt expressed her support for Alabama’s forestry community and stated her intentions to advocate for conservative economic policies as U.S. Senator.
“I’m proud to have the support of the Alabama Forestry Association. Forestry is a pillar of our economy, and I will fight tirelessly to ensure that the American Dream is alive and well for hardworking families and landowners in every corner of Alabama,” declared Britt. “As Alabama’s next U.S. Senator, I will work to grow good-paying jobs and opportunity for all Alabamians, so that no community in our state is forgotten.”
She concluded, “Alabama landowners know that we need smaller government, less red tape and lower taxes, and that’s exactly what I’ll champion in the Senate. I thank Alabama Forestry Association members from across our state for standing with me in our grassroots campaign to protect our Christian conservative values and fight for hardworking Alabamians.”
The primary election is slated to occur on May 24, 2022.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL