By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Wednesday, the Alabama Farmers Federation endorsed U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, for re-election and cited her support for the agriculture community in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.
Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell praised Roby’s work on behalf of Alabama’s farmers in Congress.
“The Alabama Farmers Federation is fortunate to have a true friend of farmers in Representative Martha Roby,” Parnell said. “She not only understands the issues facing the agriculture community, but she is also extremely responsive to the needs of the members we serve. We are proud to stand by Martha Roby and continue to support her as she works on behalf of the people of Alabama’s Second District.”
Roby thanked the Alabama Farmers Federation for its key endorsement.
“Agriculture is the largest employer in Alabama’s Second District, and I know how important it is for our farmers to have someone willing to fight on their behalf in Washington as they continue to provide food and fiber for the world,” Roby said. “I am grateful to have the strong support of the Alabama Farmers Federation, and I look forward to continuing to stand up for all of Alabama’s farmers in Congress.”
The Alabama Farmers Federation is the state’s largest farm organization, comprised of more than 360,000 members.
Roby is seeking her fifth term in the United States House of Representatives representing the 2nd Congressional District. Roby was first elected in 2010, defeating incumbent Congressman Bobby Bright, D-Montgomery. Roby has a seat on the powerful House Appropriations Committee.
Roby faces a challenging field in her bid for re-election. State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, former Administrator of the Alabama Court System Rich Hobson, former Congressman Bobby Bright and retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Tommy Amason in what is expected to be a heavily contested Republican primary.
The winner of the Republican primary will then face the winner of the Democratic primary in the November general election. Tabitha Isner is running against Audri Scott Williams. Congressional Democrats are hopeful that they can pick up enough seats this year to take back control of the U.S. House of Representatives for the first time since 2010.
The major party primaries are on June 5, 2018.