Monday, the Rich Hobson for Congress Campaign announced county chairs in each of the 15 counties of Alabama’s 2nd congressional district.
Hobson, 56, is an attorney and was twice the head Administrator Officer of the Alabama Judicial System. He has also worked for the Foundation for Moral Law and as Roy Moore’s Senate campaign manager.
“Our campaign’s momentum is growing, and I’m excited to have these local leaders on board,” Hobson said. “They are all fantastic community leaders, and they will do a great job of getting the word out about our conservative vision for America. I look forward to working with each of them as I continue connecting with as many residents of the Second District as possible.”
The Hobson Campaign County Chairs include: Autauga County, Suzelle Josey; Barbour County, Dr. Terry Batton and Ken Senes; Bullock County, Anne Brabham and John Green; Butler County, Donald Mitchell; Coffee County, Don Cullen and Ben McKee; Conecuh County, Clifton Buchanon and Chris Godwin; Covington County, Judge Ashley McKathan and Judge Jerry Stokes; Crenshaw County, David Ammons; Dale County, Bereka Paez, Bill Paez and Jim Sullivan; Elmore County, Jeana Boggs and Charles Moore; Geneva County, Gail Andress, Colley Andress, and Jerry Gay; Henry County, Lawrence Carter; Houston County, Judi Jay and Major Danny Odom; Montgomery County, Michael Quattlebaum and Ronald Skipper; and Pike County, Wally Lowery and Mike Tate.
Hobson is an attorney and a longtime aide to Roy Moore. Hobson was the head of the Administrative Office of Courts both times when Moore was chief justice. Hobson also was the director of the Foundation for Moral Law. Hobson said that he made the decision to run about a year ago.
Hobson is challenging U.S. Rep. Martha Roby, R-Montgomery, who is running for her fifth two-year term in the U.S. Congress. State Rep. Barry Moore, R-Enterprise, former Congressman Bobby Bright, and retired Sergeant Major Tommy Amason is also running for the Republican nomination for the House.
Tabitha Isner and Audri Scott Williams are running in the Democratic Primary.
Republican incumbents are historically safe from primary challenges in Alabama; but Roby has angered some conservatives, who perceive her as too moderate. Wetumpka Tea Party President and founder Becky Gerritson challenged Roby two years ago.
Roby won that primary, but then antagonized some GOP voters by publicly withdrawing her support for President Donald Trump during the 2016 general election after an old interview where Trump used an inappropriate word and appeared to be saying that he liked to assault women surfaced.
The major party primaries are on June 5.