By Samuel Mattison
Alabama Political Reporter
U.S. Rep. Martha Roby hired a new communications director after the departure of former Director Todd Stacy earlier this year.
Emily Taylor-Johnson, Roby’s former press secretary, was promoted to the position on Tuesday. Taylor-Johnson jointed Roby’s office after serving various communication positions in Alabama Sen. Richard Shelby’s office.
“Emily has played an integral role in our work to achieve these goals since she joined my staff, and I am excited to see her take on this new position in my office,” Roby said of Taylor-Johnson.
Roby’s former Communications Director Todd Stacy left the position at the beginning of the year to start a news site based out of Alabama covering Alabama politics. The website, aldailynews.com, operates as a news aggregation website with original content written by Stacy.
“Being a writer, an admitted newshound, and a longtime observer of / participant in Alabama politics, I’ve always wanted to publish a newsletter highlighting the stories of the day,” Stacy wrote in a post about why he started the website.
Stacy joined Roby’s team in 2012 after leaving his position as a communications director for former Speaker of House Mike Hubbard. Before that, Stacy worked in the Gov. Bob Riley administration as both a deputy press secretary and press secretary.
Taylor-Johnson will assume Stacy’s former role immediately.