Senate confirms Albritton

Published 2:15 pm Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Alabama Senate unanimously confirmed Andalusia attorney Tom Albritton as executive director of the Alabama Ethics Commission Thursday.

Ethics Commission members him selected him as their new director on Feb. 24, after a months-long selection process.


In his Ethics Commission interview, Albritton said he had enjoyed his years practicing law, but is interested in moving more toward public service.

“The important thing about this work is it is what supports public faith in government, and I can think of few things that are more important,” he said late Tuesday. “I want to be a part of that process, for sure.”

He will begin his fulltime work in Montgomery as soon as he is confirmed by the Senate. The 2015 legislative session begins next week.

Albritton replaces Jim Sumner who retired Oct. 1, 2014, after 17 years at the helm. Former Cumberland Law School Dean John Carroll served as interim director. There were 27 applicants for the post, and Ethics Commission members interviewed six of them.