Thursday, the Rich Hobson for Congress Campaign announced that conservative leader Becky Gerritson will head Women for Hobson. Gerritson ran for Congress in the 2016 Republican Party. She is the founder and president of the Wetumpka Tea Party.
“Throughout his career, Rich Hobson has distinguished himself as a true conservative,” Gerritson said. “I was proud to be with him when he announced his candidacy, and I am proud to stand with him now, heading up the campaign’s efforts to mobilize women to vote for a candidate who believes in our shared traditional values and in protecting our constitutional rights. It’s imperative that we send someone to Congress who puts service before self, and I look forward to working to get the word out to women across the district that that’s exactly what Rich Hobson will do.”
Gerritson and her husband founded the Wetumpka Tea Party in 2009. The Gerritsons and the Wetumpka Tea Party were allegedly targeted by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) during the Obama Administration for their conservative views.
Gerritson has testified before Congress twice regarding abuse of power in the IRS. Gerritson served on the Alabama Constitutional Revision Committee and serves as the Alabama State Coordinator for the Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness. In 2012, in her role as political correspondent for BIG Voices Media she interviewed notable conservative leaders from across the country.
“Becky has been on the front lines of the fight to restore conservative values to our government and our culture for years,” Hobson said. “I’m proud to have her on our team, and I’m confident her leadership will play a key part in our efforts to take our conservative message and values to Washington.”
Hobson was twice the top administrative officer of the Alabama Court system. He recently served as campaign manager for the Roy Moore’s Senate Campaign. He has also worked for the Foundation for Moral Law.
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.
The Republican Primary in the 2nd Congressional District is crowded. Rich Hobson, former Congressman Bobby Bright, State Representative Barry Moore, incumbent Congresswoman Martha Roby, and retired U.S. Army Sergeant Major Tommy Amason are all running in the Republican primary.
Tabitha Isner and Audri Scott Williams are running in the Democratic primary.
The major party primaries will be held on June 5.