The former Speaker Pro Tempore of the Florida House says Albritton
is well positioned to be an effective member of the Florida Senate.
The Ben Albritton Campaign today announced the endorsement by former State Representative and Punta Gorda Mayor Lindsay Harrington. Harrington served in the Florida House from 1996 to 2004, including as Speaker Pro Tempore. Albritton is seeking the District 26 seat in the Florida Senate, currently held by Denise Grimsley, who is running for Commissioner of Agriculture.
“Ben Albritton has proven himself in the Florida House, and he is ready to be an effective Senator for District 26,” said Harrington. “He is well respected by his colleagues, and he has a thorough understanding of the district’s most pressing issues. That combination makes for strong leadership in the legislature, and I’m proud to endorse him.”
Harrington has been an active leader in the Charlotte County community for nearly 40 years. He is a real estate agent with Coldwell Banker Commercial Real Estate. He has been part of the Charlotte County Republican Executive Committee and served as a State Committeeman. Harrington served in the United States Air Force, both on active duty and in the Reserve, for 14 years.
“I’m honored to have Lindsay Harrington’s support,” said Albritton. “He has served Charlotte County with distinction for many years, and I look forward to working with him to make sure its residents continue to be well represented in Tallahassee.”
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.
Albritton is the Chair of the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and also serves on the Appropriations Committee and the Government Accountability Committee. House Speaker Richard Corcoran recently appointed him to the Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness. He also currently serves as the Chair of the Polk County Legislative Delegation.
A full list of those endorsing Albritton may be found at www.BenAlbritton.com.