ENTERPRISE, Ala. (WDHN) — In Katie Britt’s hometown of Enterprise on the Boll Weevil Circle, passers-by can see Britt’s campaign yard signs in front of a place she used to work: Strickland Jewelers.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Britt, then Katie Boyd, worked here while attending Enterprise High School. Business owner, Shelly Strickland, says he could tell early on that Katie was as he put it, destined for greatness.

Mainly on weekends and holidays, he says Katie would put in many hours helping with sales and clerical help that she often would be the first employee to arrive in the morning and the last to leave in the evening.

Strickland and his family plan were at Katie’s campaign victory party Tuesday night in Montgomery.

Strickland says if Katie applies that same work ethic in Washington as she did at his store, then many of our country’s problems will be “solved” sooner rather than later.