The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) on Monday announced that it had endorsed State Sen. Greg Albritton (R-Atmore) in his bid for reelection to the Alabama Senate, District 22.
Albritton, an attorney and retired military commander, was elected to the Senate in 2014 upon serving one term in the Alabama House of Representatives. During his second term in the upper chamber, he was appointed chairman of the influential Senate Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee.
AFA noted that under Albritton’s leadership, the General Fund Appropriation has expanded to $2.4 billion for the current fiscal year.
AFA president and CEO Chris Isaacson lauded Albritton for his work relating to issues of importance to the forestry industry.
“Greg is a hard working public servant and has been a tremendous help to us,” proclaimed Isaacson. “His district is probably one of the most forest centric districts in the state, if not the nation. He clearly understands the importance of the timber industry and has worked diligently for his constituents and the state. We take great pleasure in endorsing him for another term in the Senate and we are confident, with his leadership, that the state’s resources will be managed in a fiscally responsible manner.”
Albritton expressed gratitude to AFA over its endorsement of his reelection campaign.
“I cannot express my gratitude and excitement to receive the endorsement from AFA,” the senator stated. “I am always happy to work with them, not only in Montgomery, but in their grassroots efforts in my district and statewide.”
Senate District 22 encompasses Washington and Escambia Counties and parts of Baldwin and Mobile Counties. The primary election will take place May 24, 2022.
Dylan Smith is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can follow him on Twitter @DylanSmithAL