By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Former Roy Moore aide, Rich Hobson, said that he is running for Congress because we are in a crucial time in our history.
“I’m running because our nation is at a crucial time in history, and I want to make sure that we preserve a safe, prosperous, and moral America for our children and grandchildren,” Hobson said in a statement.
“As we have forgotten our Creator, millions of children have been aborted, our families are being ripped apart, and our children are growing up confused,” said Hobson. “There is a sense that all that America has stood for throughout our history doesn’t matter anymore. But America does matter, and I plan to work hard in this campaign to restore the values that made us great. Just like the Greatest Generation saved our country in World War II, I want to be part of the generation that fights to save our country from those who seek to destroy our values.”
“The only obstacle that stands in America’s way is a fat and burdensome federal government. The tax cuts President Trump recently signed into law are a massive step forward, but that money is not a gift from Congress; it’s our money to start with. We need to re-orient our thinking and make America’s taxes the lowest in the world.”
“We’ve got to secure our borders, and I am fully behind President Trump’s plan to build the wall, but the wall can’t be built overnight and in the meantime, we’ve got to use our military to keep our borders secure,” Hobson said.
“Closer to home, I’m thankful that the F-35s are on their way to Danley Field and that Fort Rucker continues to serve as the home for Army Aviation, but we’ve got to make sure that our budget prioritizes the need for our pilots to have the time and resources for effective training,” Hobson added.
Rich Hobson was a U.S. Air Force reservist from 1985 to 1991. He was the administrative director of the Alabama Judicial System from 2001 to 2003, and again from 2013 to 2016. In that capacity, he oversaw a budget of over $180 million for the 2,000 employees and elected officials that make up the state’s court system. He authored the Trial Court Security Plan for all trial courts in Alabama and implemented efficient practices that saved millions of taxpayer dollars, including the Judicial Volunteer Program and the expansion of the State Judicial Information System and Alacourt.com for the Alabama Court System.
Hobson was the administrative director of the Alabama Judicial System while Judge Roy Moore served as chief justice. Most recently, Hobson served as Roy Moore’s campaign manager for the 2017 U.S. Senate special election.
Hobson says that he is running with a committed focus on three key policy areas: rebuilding our military, putting America on a path to permanent prosperity and reminding Americans that our Judeo-Christian values are what made our nation great.
Hobson has also served as the executive director of the Foundation for Moral Law, a nonprofit legal organization that fights for religious liberties across the nation.
He and his wife of 35 years, Susie, live in Montgomery. They attend Lakeview Baptist Church. They are the parents of two married daughters and have a grandson and granddaughter.
Hobson is running for the Republican nomination against incumbent U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery. State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, and Tommy Amason are also running for the seat.