The Alabama Forestry Association has announced its endorsement of Katie Britt for the U.S. Senate. Britt is running in the Republican primary for the seat currently held by Sen. Richard Shelby who is retiring after representing Alabama in the U.S. Senate since 1986.
Britt earned her bachelor’s degree and law degree from the University of Alabama. A first-time candidate, she has previously served as Shelby’s chief of staff. She practiced law for the Alabama law firm Butler Snow LLP and served as the president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama.
Britt is originally from Enterprise, where both her parents are small business owners. She now resides in Montgomery with her husband, Wesley, and their two children, Bennett and Ridgeway.
“Katie is working hard to earn the vote of all Alabamians,” said President and CEO of AFA, Chris Isaacson. “We are pleased to support Katie and we believe she will work hard for Alabama’s forest industry. 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’s campaign platform is built on advocating for smaller government, constitutional liberties and greater opportunity for Alabama. She is a proponent for rural Alabama and small businesses and understands the impact that forestry has upon the state.
“I’m proud to have the support of the Alabama Forestry Association,” said Britt. “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. 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. 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.”
Britt will seek the Republican nomination for the Senate seat in the primary election on May 24, 2022.