Smith congratulates victorious Albritton

Published 3:06 pm Thursday, July 17, 2014

Atmore City Council member Susan Smith congratulated Greg Albritton on Tuesday night, shortly after Albritton was officially named the Republican Party nominee for the open Alabama Senate District 22 seat. Smith is the Democratic Party nominee.

“I extend my congratulations to Mr. Albritton for receiving the Republican nomination in today’s runoff,” Smith said, in a prepared statement. “During the coming weeks and months leading up to the general election, I look forward to contrasting my record and my vision for this district with that of Mr. Albritton.

“My record speaks for itself: more than two decades as a nurse, active involvement in my community and church, and two years as a city councilwoman.”

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Smith and Albritton are vying to fill the seat previously held by state Sen. Marc Keahey, a Democrat. Keahey did not choose to seek re-election this year.

“As a city councilwoman, I’ve helped improve workforce development, attracted industry and well-paying jobs, and made Atmore more tourist-friendly,” Smith said.

“I’ll take that same level of hard work and dedication to Montgomery.”

Smith also expressed her hope that the coming campaign will focus on the positive, rather than the negative. The general election is Tuesday, Nov. 4.

“I’m hopeful this campaign will focus on issues related to the state of Alabama, and current issues of importance to District 22,” she said.