Conservative Katie Britt Elected the First Female Senator from Alabama

Peyton Holliday | November 10, 2022 | 12:22pm EST
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Senator-elect Katie Britt (R-Ala.)   (Screenshot)
Senator-elect Katie Britt (R-Ala.) (Screenshot)

(CNS News) -- “I am a mama on a mission,” said Katie Britt in her acceptance speech on Tuesday night after winning 66.8% of the vote over Democratic Challenger Will Boyd. Britt, 40, has made history as the first female senator from Alabama and the youngest woman to serve in the U.S. Senate.

In her acceptance speech she highlighted the fact that she was a mama and that “2022: Year of the Parent” would be her theme in the Senate. She also said, “This victory is not mine. It is ours. Our children and theirs…. We said loud and clear this is our time…. I want to be a part of the solution [and to make] … common sense common again.”

Britt had worked as chief of staff to retiring Senator Richard Shelby (Ala.) and decided to in his place since he was retiring.

As Britt’s victory made headlines, politicians and regular citizens around the country sent her their congratulations over Twitter.

Senator Rick Scott from Florida stated, “Katie ran a great race that inspired many. Serving the people of Alabama is nothing new to Katie, and I know she will do a great job in Washington.”

Nicky Haley, former ambassador to the United Nations and governor of South Carolina, stated, “@KatieBrittforAL is going to be a rockstar in the Senate and will make Alabama proud.”

Joni Ernst, senator from Iowa, wrote, “Excited to have another strong, conservative woman -- join us in the senate.”

Ronna McDaniel, spokeswoman for the RNC, tweeted, “Congratulations to [Katie Britt] – soon-to-be the first woman elected Senator from Alabama.”

Britt’s website describes her as “a proud Christian, wife and mother, faith and family are at the heart of Katie’s life. She is a lifelong conservative who is committed to fighting tirelessly to defend the right to life, securing and defending our borders, and putting Alabama first.”

“Katie wants to tell our great state’s great story — the real one. Because Alabama is first in much more than football,” reads the website.

Britt will start her new job at the U.S. Senate on Jan. 3, 2023.

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