I am Eddie Britton and I am running for Alabama House District 18. I am proud to have called Belgreen my home for my entire life. My wife, Kathy, and I own several small businesses in the area and raise cattle. We have been married for 41 years and are parents to Alison and David. We are blessed to be grandparents to four beautiful children.
Our district’s children have been the center of my life. After receiving my Bachelor’s degree in math and science at the University of North Alabama, I spent my entire career in education. I taught math and science at Red Bay and Phil Campbell High Schools before returning to Belgreen as assistant principal and then principal of Belgreen High School. I also taught night school for 11 years at Northwest-Shoals Community College, a particularly satisfying experience because I had attended NW-SCC as a student prior to transferring to UNA. While working as an educator, I obtained both a Master’s degree from UNA and a Doctorate from Samford University.
I was chosen to serve as President of the Alabama Association of Secondary School Principals and also served as chair of the Southern Region of the National Association of Secondary School Principals. I am proud to have been selected as Principal of the Year in Alabama.
I am a member of the Franklin County Cattlemen’s Association, the Gideons and Rotary International. For many years, I was a volunteer with the Belgreen Fire Department and as a young man I was active in Boy Scouts. Kathy and I attend Belgreen United Methodist Church. When I have the time, I enjoy hunting, fishing and golfing. On Saturdays in the fall, I can be found at Bryant-Denny Stadium cheering the Crimson Tide on to victory.