There will be another Republican candidate joining the 2nd Congressional District race in the form of State Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Atmore. Albritton told Alabama Daily News that he was the best candidate to represent the redrawn district as he understood the problems.
I’ve represented this district for years, many of these counties,” Albritton stated to Alabama Daily News. “I know the people, I know the problems. I’m the best one to represent this district and I intend to do so.”
Albritton has not yet officially announced his campaign but intends to do so this week. He has served as a state senator since 2014 and currently represents all of Washington and Escambia counties and portions of Baldwin and Mobile counties.
Albritton has served as the General Fund budget chairman since 2019, making him one of the more notable members of his party.
District 2 was redrawn after a federal court ordered a special master to redraw Alabama’s map that offers Black voters an equal chance to elect a voter of their choice. This resulted in District 2 being redrawn to encompass a Black voting age population of approximately 49 percent. This change gives Democratic candidates an edge in the district due to Black voters in Alabama being in favor of the more liberal party.
However, Albritton is now the second Republican to take a stab at the reconfigured district as Caroleene Dobson announced her campaign last week. There are already several Democratic candidates including Sen. Kirk Hatcher, D-Montgomery, Rep. Napoleon Bracy, D-Prichard, and Rep. Jeremy Gray, D-Opelika.
Several more candidates are anticipated to join the race prior to Friday’s qualification deadline. Albritton currently resides outside of District 2 in Atmore but has stated that he will move his residency into Range, if elected to the seat. Albritton previously resided in Range, which falls in Conecuh County part and part of District 2, prior to a change in his district making him move to Atmore.
According to AL.com Albritton did not like the changes to District 2 but was confident in his ability to overcome those changes.
“It takes work to do,” Albritton told AL.com. “That’s what I think I’m fairly good at. And I intend to work this sucker as hard as I need to to get the votes I need. And I think I can.”