|Gregory L. Albritton|
Alabama State Senator
for District 22 (Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington counties)
|Assumed office |
November 5, 2014
|Preceded by||George M. "Marc" Keahey|
Alabama State Representative for District 64 (including Conecuh County)
|Born|| c. 1952|
|Spouse(s)||Deborah E. Albritton|
|Children|| Six children|
|Residence|| Range, Conecuh County|
|Alma mater|| Weber State University|
Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
|Religion||Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints|
Gregory L. Albritton, known as Greg Albritton (born c. 1952), is a lawyer from Conecuh County in south Alabama, who has since 2014 represented District 22 in the Alabama State Senate. A Republican, his district encompasses all or parts of eight counties: Baldwin, Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Escambia, Mobile, Monroe, and Washington.
Albritton was born in Nokomis in Escambia County northeast of Mobile, Alabama. A member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Albritton formerly resided in Utah, where he graduated in Ogden from Weber State University. he obtained his legal credentials from the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, affiliated with Faulkner University in the capital city of Montgomery, Alabama. He is a former commanding officer of the Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center in Mobile. He is a certified real estate appraiser and a former municipal judge in Evergreen in Conecuh County. He represented District 64 in the Alabama House of Representatives while residing in Conecuh County from 2002 until his defeat in 2006.
In the Republican primary runoff election on July 15, 2014, Albritton defeated intra-party rival Harry D'Olive, Jr. The Democrat George M. "Marc" Keahey withdrew from the race prior to the Democratic primary, and party leaders tapped Susan Smith to oppose Albritton in the November 4 general election. Albritton then defeated Smith to claim the Senate seat, 23,162 (67.2 percent) to 11,275 (32.7 percent).
Albritton is the vice chairman of the Senate Agriculture, Conservation, and Forestry Committee and sits on these committees: (1) Constittuion, Ethics, and Elections, (2) Finance and Taxation General Fund, (3) Judiciary, (4) Local Legislation for Mobile County, (5) Tourism and Marketing, and (6) Transportation and Energy.
In 2006, while in the state House, Representative Albritton voted for a bill which proposed a constitutional amendment to prohibit the taking of land by eminent domain for purposes of raising revenue or creating jobs. In 2015, Senator Albritton voted to establish public charter schools in Alabama. He voted to require couples who marry to sign a marriage contract, rather than to obtain a marriage license. He opposed the expansion of Medicaid in his state. In 2016, he voted to prohibit the removal of monuments from public property, a measure that passed the Senate, 22-9. He co-sponsored the bill to prohibit dilation abortions in Alabama and to prevent abortion providers from locating their facilities near schools. He voted to permit concealed handguns to be carried in vehicles without a permit. He opposed the establishment of a state lottery and voted to permit Briarwood Presbyterian Church in Birmingham to establish its own police force. He voted against the bill which prohibits employers in Alabama from inquiring about past criminal histories of job applicants. He voted to permit the use of nitrogen in carrying out death penalty executions.