Britt, Pate address county Republicans

Published 6:28 pm Tuesday, November 16, 2021

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Escambia County Republicans were treated to two special guests at their regular meeting Monday night.

Katie Britt, candidate for U.S. Senate, addressed the group giving her stand on a variety of topics.

“Faith, family and freedom are values instilled in me,” Britt said. ‘Through my grandparents, I learned that by rolling up your sleeves and working hard you can achieve your goals.”

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Britt spoke about the decision she made to run for the U.S. Senate seat.

“We wrestled with it and prayed about,” Britt said. “We know what’s at stake in our country. We see the country our children will grow up in. If this generation doesn’t get off the sidelines and fight, there won’t be anything for our children to fight for. It starts with making sure we have free, fair and secure elections.”

Britt also said that America must hold China accountable for undermining the country. and that a wall is needed to secure our southern border.

“We need to build a wall and build it high and secure our border,” Britt said. “We have to seal and secure the board and put back the ‘stay in Mexico’ idea.”

Britt said she would fight for the people of Alabama and the country.

“I love this nation and I want to go fight for Christian values that this country was founded on,” Britt said. “I want to make sure every Alabamian has a seat at the table.”

Britt ended her address sharing her vision and hope for the country.

“I’m excited about the future,” Britt said. ‘Even in the darkness I know who this country is and who we can be.”

Rick Pate, the current Commissioner of Agriculture and Industries for Alabama, also addressed those in attenance at Monday’s meeting with information from the department.

“My idea of giving back came from my parents,” Pate said. “If you make a living in a vocation, you need to give back to that area of work.”

Pate said he began working with farmers across the state to develop the “Sweet Grown Alabama” initiative and has success with the program.

“We signed up 300 farmers from across the state for the program,” Pate said. “With the Sweet Grown Alabama brand, you will know it is a local poduct. We want to make sure you know and support local producers in the state.”

Pate said with the initiative in place, local farmers sold more proudct than every before to local buyers.

“With the program we have built a habit for the buyers,” Pate said. “This has been a win, win, win situation and has been very successful for everyone.”