The Alabama Republican Party frequently honors Rising Republican Stars from throughout the state. Many of the outstanding conservative leaders they’ve recognized are heavily involved in one of Alabama’s YR clubs. Ryan is ALGOP’s Rising Republican Star for February 19, 2012.
Congresswoman – Dist. 2
Not all freshman Congress Members manage to have an immediate impact in Washington, D.C., but Martha Roby has certainly been an exception. Republican House Leadership figured out pretty quickly that Martha was a woman of integrity and fortitude, true to her conservative principles and ready to stand strong in the face of opposition.
One of Martha’s first votes was for the repeal of Obamacare and the very first bill that Martha introduced on the House floor was legislation that would defund Planned Parenthood, and she’s been tapped by leadership several times over the past year to speak on behalf of the Republican Caucus.
Martha was recently featured in a Montgomery Advertiser article titled, Republican Roby ‘Solidly Conservative’ First Year in Congress. In it she is praised for her hard work to protect military spending that it vital for her constituents, her attentiveness to teaching professionals in her district, as well as her responsiveness to farmers and the concerns they’re facing right now.
She recently wrote an op-ed about her introduction of the Honest Budget Act, which was published in the Dothan Eagle, in which she describes the legislations as “designed to root out the budget gimmicks most commonly used by politicians to hide the truth, confuse the public, and run up the national debt.”
The Dothan Eagle editorial board responded with an editorial titled “U.S. Rep. Martha Roby wants an honest budget“, saying “In a culture where virtually every position or expression from a politician reeks of partisan motivation, it’s refreshing that Roby, a Republican, makes no partisan distinction in charging her colleagues with budget chicanery. It’s not a partisan problem, but a failure of the culture itself.”
Congresswoman Roby and her husband Riley live in Montgomery with their two children, Margaret and George. They are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where they are involved in various ministries. She has a bright future ahead of her and we’re proud to have her as a representative for the state of Alabama.