Rep. Martha Roby (ROH-bee) is currently in her second term serving the people of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to being elected to Congress, Rep. Roby worked as an attorney and served as a city councilman in her hometown of Montgomery.
In the House, Rep. Roby has been a forceful advocate for cutting wasteful spending to balance the budget, reducing the national debt, and eliminating bureaucratic red tape that limits the private sector’s ability to get Americans back to work. In December of 2013, Roby was honored to receive a spot on the prestigious House Committee on Appropriations which has oversight on the whole range of government spending. Roby is the first representative from the 2nd District to serve on the key congressional committee.
Her distinction as a leader was apparent early upon going to Capitol Hill, as Republican leaders selected Rep. Roby as one of only four freshman Members to serve on the Majority Transition Team. Prior to her move to the Appropriations Committee, Rep. Roby served as chairman of a subcommittee on military oversight and investigations, a rare honor for a second term Member of Congress.
Roby obtained a Bachelor of Music degree from New York University in 1998 and her law degree from Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in 2001. Prior to her entry into public service, she practiced law at Copeland, Franco, Screws & Gill, P.A. and remains a member in good standing with the Alabama and Mississippi bar associations.
Rep. Roby is married to Riley Roby and they have two children, Margaret and George. The Robys are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where they are involved in various ministries.