Welcome! The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) is a member-owned federation of 22 electric distribution cooperatives.


MONTGOMERY, Ala., June 09, 2022 – Ahead of the state’s June 21 primary runoff election, Alabama’s electric cooperatives today announced their endorsement of Republican Katie Britt for the U.S. Senate.

The Alabama Rural Electric Association of Cooperatives (AREA) is a member-owned federation of 22 electric distribution cooperatives across the state.

“Alabama’s electric cooperatives are happy to endorse Katie Britt to serve as the next United States Senator for Alabama,” said Sean Strickler, AREA vice president for public affairs. “Katie has a proven record of fighting to grow good-paying jobs and 21st-century opportunities in every corner of our state, and we know that she will be a champion for rural Alabama in the Senate. From expanding high-speed broadband internet access to supporting Main Street in our rural communities, Katie Britt is the clear choice for Alabama families and Alabama’s future.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Alabama’s electric cooperatives,” stated Katie Britt. “Over the past 12 months, we have traveled to all 67 counties across Alabama to share our message, listen to hardworking families, and answer their questions. The incredible reception we’re seeing in every corner of our state shows that Alabamians clearly know that I am the best candidate to fight for Alabama’s values, families, and small businesses in the U.S. Senate. It’s time for the next generation of conservatives to step up and save the country we know and love for our children and our children’s children.”

Britt has announced the respective endorsements of the Home Builders Association of Alabama, the Alabama Farmers Federation’s FarmPAC, the Alabama Retail Association, Manufacture Alabama, the Automobile Dealers Association of Alabama, the Alabama Forestry Association, the Associated Builders and Contractors of Alabama, the League of Southeastern Credit Unions, the Alabama Restaurant and Hospitality Association, University of Alabama Crimson Tide legend Siran Stacy, Mobile Mayor Sandy Stimpson, the Alabama Mining Association, U.S. Senator Tom Cotton, former White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, and U.S. Senator Joni Ernst.

Britt is a first-time candidate. She grew up working at several small businesses and has spent the majority of her career in the private sector, including fighting for small and rural businesses as president and CEO of Alabama’s business council and practicing law. She is a native of Coffee County, and her husband, Wesley, is from Cullman County. They now live in Montgomery with their two children, Bennett and Ridgeway.

The Britt campaign’s public press kit is available here. You can learn more about Britt and her campaign here.