Marla Jones, Managing Editor
In February of this year, Alabama’s senior U.S. Senator Richard Shelby announced that he will retire when his term expires in January 2023.
U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks and Montgomery business woman Lynda Blanchard, both Republicans, have announced they are running for the seat.
Katie Boyd Britt, who has been mentioned as a possible Republican candidate in the race, resigned her post as president and CEO of the Business Council of Alabama (BCA) this week causing speculation that she will throw her hat into the political ring.
Her resignation is effective June 4, according to a press release from the BCA. The resignation stated that this will allow her to “pursue other opportunities.”
Britt, an Enterprise native, previously served as Shelby’s Chief of Staff. She took the position as President and CEO of the BCA in 2019. She holds a law degree from the University of Alabama.
Britts replacement at the BCA will be Robin Stone, former director of Legislative Affairs for Governor Bob Riley and former Vice President for Government Relations for Blue Cross Blue Shield, will serve until a permanent replacement can be found.