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U.S Senator-elect Katie Britt retained the legislative director of her predecessor for her chief of staff as she begins building her team to take office in January.

Alabama native Clay Armentrout has worked with U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby’s (R-Tuscaloosa) office for three-and-a-half years, acting as his legislative director and counsel. Armentrout will join Britt’s staff in Washington, D.C.

Britt is fresh from her victory in Tuesday’s midterm election, where she handily defeated Democratic candidate Will Boyd and Libertarian nominee John Sophocleus.

“I am thrilled to announce that Clay Armentrout will serve as my chief of staff,” Britt said. “I have no doubt that he is the perfect person for this job. When I served as Senator Shelby’s chief of staff from 2016-2018, I saw firsthand the unsurpassed work ethic, integrity and insight Clay brings to the table. He has worked his way up through the legislative and policy ranks, and he expertly knows the ins and outs of not only the issues relevant to Alabama, but the institution, personalities and nuances of the United States Senate, as well. Clay’s experience, skillset and innovative thinking will allow my office to hit the ground running at full speed on day one.”

Britt is also bringing along her campaign’s communication director, Sean Ross, who has been at the forefront of Britt’s campaign from its inception.  

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