Ben Albritton serves as majority leader of the Florida Senate, appointed by Senate President Kathleen Passidomo. He is a 5th generation farmer who has focused on growing Florida’s agricultural community for over 30 years. Albritton was previously appointed to serve on the Florida Citrus Commission by former Governor Jeb Bush. During his time on the commission, he served in various leadership roles. He was later elected to the Florida House, where he served as chairman of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee and vice chairman of the Natural Resources & Public Lands Subcommittee, Agriculture & Property Rights Subcommittee, Appropriations Committee and the Government Accountability Committee. Albritton previously served as a board member and president of the Peace River Citrus Growers Association and is a past board member and chair of the East Charlotte County Drainage District. Albritton earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Florida Southern College.