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Baldwin businessman Pittman announces state Senate campaign

MONTROSE, Ala. – Conservative Republican businessman Trip Pittman today announced his candidacy to replace Sen. Bradley Byrne for District 32 in Baldwin County. 

“I am excited about the prospect of going to Montgomery to work for the people of Baldwin County,” Pittman said.  “I believe that good government comes from the people exercising their right to vote to elect good responsible leaders that can deal with the tough issues with real solutions.”

A successful businessman in Baldwin County for more than 25 years, Pittman owns Pittman Tractor Company in Daphne.

He has served on several community organizations including the Baldwin County Planning and Zoning Commission, the Baldwin County United Board of Directors, the Alabama Commission on Higher Education, the Bayside Academy Board of Trustees, Eastern Shore Sertoma Club and the Baldwin County Compass Bank Board.

Pittman received a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and Business Administration from the University of Alabama. He also participated in the ARMY ROTC program and received a reserve commission as a Second Lieutenant upon graduation. Pittman then served in the Alabama National Guard as 1st Platoon Leader in Troop E, 31st Armor Brigade based in Sylacauga, Ala. 

“My business, civic, military and personal experiences have prepared me for the job in Montgomery,” Pittman stated. “With the support of my family and the voters of District 32, I look forward to the opportunity to represent Baldwin County in the state Senate.”

Pittman is married to the former Lynn Kittrell. They have three children – two daughters, Reynolds, 17, and Virginia, 12, and a son Lee, 15. They have a home in Montrose and are members of Fairhope United Methodist Church.

The Republican primary will be held on Aug. 7, 2007.

For more information on Pittman, visit his official campaign website at or call the campaign headquarters at (800) 501-9604.

Byrne stepped down to accept a position as chancellor of Alabama's two-year college system.

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