The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) announced that it has endorsed Katie Boyd Britt for the United States Senate. Britt is running in the Republican primary for the seat currently held by Senator Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) who is retiring after representing Alabama since 1986.

“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.”

“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 [opportunities] 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.” 

Britt practiced law for the Alabama law firm Butler Snow LLP and served as the President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama. She previously served as Senator Richard Shelby’s (R-Alabama) Chief of Staff.

Britt has both a bachelor’s degree and a law degree from the University of Alabama.

The Republican primary is on May 24.

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