By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Tuesday, October 27 U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R from Montgomery) thanked the 36 Second Congressional District Mayors who endorsed her re-election in the upcoming 2016 election.
Congresswoman Roby thanked the mayors for their public show of support. “”I’m grateful for such an inspiring show of support from across the district. I’ve always believed my first job is to listen to those I represent and work on their behalf in Congress. I’m proud to partner with mayors and local leaders throughout the district in helping to promote their communities.”
Representative Roby said, “It’s important for our local communities to know they have a listening ear and an active voice fighting for them in Congress. I’m honored as ever to be their representative.”
The mayors wrote, “we are pleased to offer our support, encouragement, and full endorsement of your 2016 primary reelection campaign.”
The Mayors wrote “We appreciate your deep commitment to our local communities. Since your first election to Congress, you have demonstrated a willingness to effectively engage with federal agencies on our behalf to promote our local interests and advance our constituents’ best interests. Your steadfast advocacy for the critical military installations in our area, and of our many constituents who serve in uniform at home and abroad, promotes our district’s proud role in the nation’s defense. Additionally, we value federal, state, and local partnerships, and we appreciate your support of infrastructure improvement and economic development efforts across Central and Southeast Alabama. Most importantly, we know that you and your team are available to hear our concerns and eager to help your constituents. We recognize that working in the halls of Congress is not easy, but we are proud of your positive representation of our area, your responsible leadership, and your continued fight for traditional Alabama values. We offer our full endorsement of your campaign and we wish you the best.”
Signing onto the letter of support were: Jim Giganti, Mayor of Abbeville (Henry County); Earl Johnson, Mayor of Andalusia (Covington County); Chris Caldwell, Mayor of Babbie, (Covington County); Bernie Sullivan, Mayor of Brantley (Crenshaw County); Jimmy Ramage, Mayor of Brundidge (Pike County); Jimmy Garner, Mayor of Carolina (Covington County); Rebecca Beasley, Mayor of Clayton (Barbour County); David Grice, Mayor of Clio (Barbour County); Mike Schmitz, Mayor of Dothan (Houston County); Mickey Murdock, Mayor of Elba (Coffee County); Jack Tibbs, Mayor of Eufaula (Barbour County); Margaret White, Mayor of Elmore (Elmore County); Robert Williamson, Mayor of Florala (Covington County); Philip Carter, Mayor of Geneva (Geneva County); Jerome Antone, Mayor of Georgiana (Butler County); Dan Jackson, Mayor of Glenwood (Crenshaw County) Dexter McClendon, Mayor of Greenville (Butler County); Jeff Sorrells, Mayor of Hartford (Geneva County); Ray Marler, Mayor of Headland (Henry County); Judy Baker, Mayor of Heath (Covington County); Eugene Birge, Mayor of Lockhart, (Covington County); Jimmy Grant, Mayor of Louisville, (Barbour County); Joe Sport, Mayor of Luverne (Crenshaw County); John Bartholomew, Mayor of Opp (Covington County); Billy Blackwell, Mayor of Ozark (Dale County); Lester Odom, Mayor of McKenzie (Butler and Conechuh Counties); Mildred Whittington, Mayor of Midway (Bullock County); Todd Strange, Mayor of Montgomery (Montgomery County); Bill Gillespie, Mayor of Prattville (Autauga and Elmore Counties); Terri Carter, Mayor of Repton (Conechuh County); Willie Hendrix, Mayor of Red Level (Barbour County); Patricia Gunter, Mayor of River Falls (Covington County); Chris Thomasson, Mayor of Sanford (Covington County); Rob Hinson, Mayor of Slocomb (Geneva County); Bobby Payne, Mayor of Tallassee (Elmore County); and Jason Reeves, Mayor of Troy (Pike County).
Roby faces a stiff GOP challenger in Wetumpka Tea Party founder and President, Becky Gerritson. This is Roby’s Third term in the United States Congress.
The Alabama Republican Primary is March 1.