Alabama’s electric cooperatives announced on Thursday their endorsement of Republican Senate candidate Katie Boyd Britt in the June 21 Republican primary runoff.

The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) is a member-owned federation of 22 electric distribution cooperatives across the state.

“Alabama’s electric cooperatives are happy to endorse Katie Britt to serve as the next United States Senator for Alabama,” said Sean Strickler, AREA vice president for public affairs. “Katie has a proven record of fighting to grow good-paying jobs and 21st-century opportunity in every corner of our state, and we know that she will be a champion for rural Alabama in the Senate. From expanding high-speed broadband internet access to supporting Main Street in our rural communities, Katie Britt is the clear choice for Alabama families and Alabama’s future.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Alabama’s electric cooperatives,” said Britt. “Over the past 12 months, we have traveled to all 67 counties across Alabama to share our message, listen to hardworking families, and answer their questions. The incredible reception we’re seeing in every corner of our state shows that Alabamians clearly know that I am the best candidate to defend Alabama’s values, families, and small businesses. I’m proud to be from the Wiregrass, and I’ll fight for rural Alabama in the Senate, ensuring no community in our state is forgotten. It’s time for the next generation of conservatives to step up and save the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children.

“As Alabama’s next U.S. Senator, I’ll work to ensure every hardworking Alabamian has the opportunity to achieve the American Dream, regardless of their zip code."

Britt is a practicing lawyer and a native of Coffee County. She is a former Chief of Staff for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama) and the former President and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama. She lives in Montgomery with her husband, Wesley Britt, and their two children.

Britt's opponent in the June 21 primary runoff is Rep. Mo Brooks.

The winner will face Democrat Will Boyd and Libertarian John Sophocleus in the Nov. 8 general election.

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