By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
On Monday, January 25, Manufacture Alabama announced that it is endorsing incumbent US Representative Martha Roby (R-Montgomery) for re-election in 2016.
Manufacture Alabama’s President, George Clark said in a statement, “Congresswoman Roby is a proven and solid leader for our State. She has an established pro-manufacturing record and has continuously supported the energy, workforce development and regulatory issues critical to the livelihood of manufacturing.” President Clark cited her experience and strong pro-manufacturing record as reasons to support another term for Roby in the United States House of Representatives.
President Clark said, “Congresswoman Roby is passionate about public service and is committed to serving the people of Alabama’s Second Congressional District.”
Congresswoman Roby said in her own statement, “I’m honored to have the support of Manufacture Alabama. Our manufacturing sector supports the jobs and livelihoods of so many Alabama families. Manufacture Alabama is a key advocate for our state’s manufacturing interests and I have been pleased to work with its members during my time in Congress.”
Manufacture Alabama is the state’s only trade association dedicated to the competitive, legislative, regulatory and operational interests and needs of manufacturers and their partner industries and businesses.
Rep. Roby said, “As long as I’m in office I’ll fight for policies that help sustain and grow Alabama manufacturing and the jobs it supports.”
Congresswoman Roby has a 100 percent rating from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) and is the highest rated member of the Alabama Congressional Delegation by the US Chamber of Commerce.
Congresswoman Roby is seeking just her fourth term in the US House of Representatives.
Rep. Roby has already been endorsed by the Business Council of Alabama (BCA), U.S. Senator Jeff Sessions (R), the Alabama Farmers Federation, the Pro-Life Susan B. Anthony List, the Alabama Patriots, and 36 District two mayors.
Roby is an attorney and was a member of the Montgomery City Council prior to defeating first term incumbent, Rep. Bobby Bright (D-Montgomery) in the 2010 General Election.
Rep. Roby is being challenged for the Second Congressional District seat by Wetumpka Tea Party President and founder, Becky Gerritson.
Gerritson said in a recent statement, “Martha Roby has the backing of the establishment because she represents their values. I promise you this, I will go to DC representing YOU and only YOU.”
Robert “Bob” Rogers is also running against in the Alabama Republican Primary on March 1.