Montgomery attorney and local farm-raised resident Caroleene Dobson officially entered the political arena Wednesday, announcing her bid for the Republican nomination in Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District.
Dobson, who has deep roots in the state’s agricultural community, emphasized her dedication to conservative values and property rights as key motivators for her candidacy. Her campaign is fueled by the desire to provide her two children, and others like them, with a future in a country that aligns with her vision of conservative governance.
“In Congress, I will be a staunch advocate for what Alabamians hold dear: our family, our work, and our faith,” Dobson said. She promised to challenge the “far left” on issues pertaining to property use and free speech, advocating for what she calls “Alabama common sense” in Washington, D.C.
Dobson’s upbringing on a cattle farm and her success in high school rodeo reflect her family’s legacy as both farmers and small business owners in the heart of Alabama. Her academic accomplishments as a National Merit finalist and U.S. Presidential Scholar led her to Harvard College, and later, Baylor University Law School, where she completed her law degree.
Currently practicing with Maynard Nexsen in Birmingham, Dobson represents a range of clients in real estate law, from homebuilders to private landowners. Her professional roles extend into public service as a member of the Alabama Forestry Commission, a participant in the Federalist Society’s Birmingham chapter, and a board member of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition.
The announcement adds another name to what is expected to be a competitive race in the Second District. Dobson, alongside her husband Bobby and daughters Philippa and Lydia, is poised to leverage her background and professional experience in her political campaign, offering voters a candidate grounded in the very fabric of Alabama’s rural and conservative traditions.
As the race for the Republican nomination unfolds, Dobson’s blend of legal acumen and agricultural heritage may resonate with voters looking for representation that reflects both the state’s traditional values and its economic mainstays.
The primary election date for Alabama’s congressional seats has been set, with candidates from both parties readying for what could be a defining political season.