Albritton to seek re-election
Published 11:59 am Wednesday, March 1, 2006
State Rep. Greg Albritton, R-Range, has announced that he will seek a second term in office.
Albritton, who ousted Democrat Jimmy Warren in 202, said he has several goals, including trying to pass a bill that would allow volunteer firefighters to pursue higher education.
“When you get your first term, you just get your feet on the ground,” Albritton, 53, said in a recent telephone interview. “It feels like you're half done when you get involved in everything.”
In his first term, Albritton was a member of the House Constitution and Elections Committee and the Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Resources Committee.
If re-elected, Albritton said he wants to reorganize how the state handles its budget.
He also wants to work toward a measure to give firefighters money for college classes while they work in order to “get younger people involved,” he said.
With 20 public offices on the ballot in Baldwin County, District 64 is one of the count's few contested seats in the June 6 primary, said Republican Party Chairman Don McGriff.
If needed, runoffs are set for June 27. The general election is November 7.
Legislators serve four-year terms and are paid $30,710 annually in salary and expenses, plus additional pay for some committee work when the Legislature is not in session.
The district seat encompasses parts of Baldwin, Monroe, Escambia and Conecuh counties and five municipalities.
Albritton is a lawyer in Evergreen and Bay Minette and also works as a real estate appraiser.