Republican U.S. Senate candidate Katie Britt on Tuesday announced that she has officially received the endorsement of the Home Builders Association of Alabama (HBAA).
The endorsement follows Britt’s address at the association’s summer meeting in Baldwin County in recent weeks. HBAA is a trade association of nearly 8,000 members across 26 local associations statewide, serving as an advocate for Alabama’s housing and construction industry and as a unified channel through which home builders contribute time, money and services to local community service projects and education initiatives.
“The Home Builders Association of Alabama is proud to be the first major trade association to formally endorse Katie Britt for U.S. Senate,” stated 2021 HBAA President Blake Corder of Tuscaloosa. “We believe in Katie’s ability to put the knowledge and experience that she gained as Senator Shelby’s Chief of Staff and as President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama to work for the people of Alabama.”
“The homebuilding industry is the backbone of Alabama’s economy, employing thousands of hardworking Alabamians,” he continued. “Her understanding of the importance of Alabama-based small businesses makes her the best candidate qualified to represent our great state.”
Britt said in a statement that she was proud to have earned this early endorsement, which is indicative of her campaign’s growing momentum. The endorsement comes after Britt’s record-shattering fundraising haul in June, of which 90 percent was from Alabama.
“I am excited and proud to have earned the endorsement of the Home Builders Association of Alabama,” said Britt. “The home builders are dedicated to strengthening their respective local communities in every corner of Alabama. I am extremely grateful for their endorsement and will fight tirelessly to preserve the values that make our state great and work diligently to create opportunities for growth for the next generation of Alabamians. It is humbling to see the reaction that our Alabama First campaign is generating, and I look forward to continuing to bring this message directly to the people of Alabama. While the momentum we are experiencing is incredible, I know we are only just getting started.