Republican Katie Britt, who is running for the U.S. Senate, has been endorsed by Alabama Retail Association PAC, the Alabama Retail Association’s federal political action committee.
Formed in 1943, the Alabama Retail Association represents 4,200 members with some 6,000 locations statewide, ranging from small, family-owned retail stores to large national chains – selling food, clothing, furniture, medicine and much more.
Retailers employ one in four Alabama private-sector employees, totaling almost 400,000 retail employees in the state. This makes the retail industry Alabama’s largest private-sector employer.
As the industry confronts the unique challenges of the ongoing supply chain crisis, labor shortages and inflationary pressures, Alabama Retail Association Chairman Todd Noden said in a release that Britt is a candidate who understands the issues retailers face and will give retailers’ interests a fair hearing.
The Alabama Retail Association closely evaluates each candidate’s record and discusses the ramifications of each race before granting its endorsement.
“Katie Britt has the temperament and smarts to be an effective U.S. senator for all Alabamians. She is the perfect mix of toughness and compassion,” said Alabama Retail Association President Rick Brown. “I personally have worked side by side with her on issues affecting small businesses. No one will out work her. She understands what it takes to create a prosperous environment for all the citizens of our state.”
Britt, as the daughter of two small business owners who grew up working in multiple community retail establishments in the Wiregrass, said this endorsement is especially meaningful to her.
“Local retailers are the cornerstones of communities across Alabama, including my hometown of Enterprise,” Britt stated. “I grew up counting nuts and bolts in my dad’s hardware store, scrubbing bathrooms in my mom’s dance studio and keeping the showroom clean at Strickland’s Jewelers. I learned from an early age that good employers cut their check last and that the best thing government can do is to get out of the way. I will fight tirelessly in the Senate to grow good-paying jobs and increased opportunity for all hardworking Alabamians, ensuring small businesses and Alabama families can thrive, no matter their zip code.”
Britt has also announced the respective endorsements of the Home Builders Association of Alabama and the Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC.