Congressman Dennis Ross says Ben Albritton is a principled
conservative who will serve District 26 well in the Florida Senate.
The Ben Albritton Campaign today announced the endorsement of U.S. Representative Dennis Ross, who serves Florida’s 15th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Albritton is seeking the District 26 seat in the Florida Senate, currently held by Denise Grimsley, who is running for Commissioner of Agriculture. Ross joins his colleague, U.S. Representative Tom Rooney, who recently announced he is also backing Albritton.
“Ben Albritton is a committed and consistent conservative,” said Ross. “He has a track record of principled leadership in the Florida House, and his integrity and genuine concern for people have served his constituents well. I look forward to continuing working with him when he is in the Florida Senate.”
Ross was elected to Congress in 2010 after four terms in the Florida House. He serves in House leadership as Senior Deputy Majority Whip and on the prestigious Financial Services Committee. He is Vice Chair of the Housing and Insurance Subcommittee and serves on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee . His district includes parts of Hillsborough, Lake, and Polk Counties.
“Congressman Dennis Ross is an outstanding public servant, and I am honored to have his support,” said Albritton. “Throughout his career at both the state and national levels, he has been a stalwart conservative, and I look forward to continuing to work together on policies to strengthen our area and our state.”
In 2010, Albritton was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, where he has been a staunch advocate for entrepreneurs and children in Florida’s foster care system. He is also known for his strong conservative record on Second Amendment rights and protection for the unborn. 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 he currently serves as the Chair of the Polk County Legislative Delegation.
With Grimsley’s decision to not seek re-election, District 26, where Republicans outnumber Democrats 43 to 34 percent, is an open seat. 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.