By Brandon Moseley

The Alabama Forestry Association (AFA) announced its endorsement of Republican incumbent State Sen. Greg Albritton (Atmore) who is seeking reelection to his third term to represent State Senate District 22, which after apportionment will now be covering all of Washington and Escambia Counties and parts of Baldwin and Mobile Counties.

“Greg is a hard-working public servant and has been a tremendous help to us,” said AFA President and CEO Chris Isaacson. “His district is probably one of the most forest-centric districts in the state, if not the nation. He clearly understands the importance of the timber industry and has worked diligently for his constituents and the state. We take great pleasure in endorsing him for another term in the Senate and we are confident, with his leadership, that the state’s resources will be managed in a fiscally responsible manner.”

“I cannot express my gratitude and excitement to receive the endorsement from AFA,” said Sen. Albritton. “I am always happy to work with them, not only in Montgomery but in their grassroots efforts in my district and statewide.”

Albritton served one term in the Alabama House of Representatives and was elected to the Alabama Senate in 2014. In his second term, he was appointed Chairman of the Finance and Taxation General Fund Committee, one of the most powerful committees in the Senate. Under Albritton’s leadership, the General Fund Appropriation, which funds all non-education-related agencies of state government, grew to $2.4 billion for the current fiscal year – the largest in state history.

Albritton was recently endorsed by the Alabama Farmers Federation.

The Republican primary election is on May 24, 2022.