Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 by tamara
Today, State Representative Ben Albritton announced that he has filed to become a candidate for the Florida Senate in District 26. First elected to the Florida House of Representatives in 2010, Albritton represents District 56, which includes all of DeSoto and Hardee Counties as well as the southern portions of Polk County.
“It has truly been an honor to serve Florida’s Heartland for the past seven years,” said Albritton. “If given the opportunity, I want to continue the fight for the conservative reforms that protect and grow jobs here at home, that make our communities safer, and that value the lives of all Floridians.”
Known for his strong conservative record, Albritton has been a staunch advocate in the Florida House for entrepreneurs, Second Amendment rights, and the unborn. He is especially proud of his work on behalf of children in Florida’s foster care system. In Tallahassee, he is the Chair of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and Vice Chair of the House Natural Resources and Public Lands Subcommittee. He also sits on the Appropriations Committee, the Agriculture and Property Rights Subcommittee, and the Government Accountability Committee and currently serves as the Chair of the Polk County Legislative Delegation.
Albritton is a citrus grower and businessman, working in a family-run business where he feels privileged to work and spend time with members of his family. He is a devoted husband to his wife, Missy, and together they are proud parents of three children: Rebecca, Joshua, and Ryan. They are members of First Christian Church of Wauchula, where Albritton serves as an elder.
District 26 is currently held by Senator Denise Grimsley, who recently filed as a candidate for Florida Commissioner of Agriculture. Centered in Florida’s Heartland, the district covers parts of Charlotte, Lee, and Polk Counties as well as all of DeSoto, Glades, Hardee, Highlands, and Okeechobee Counties.