Roby wins second term

Published 11:23 am Friday, November 9, 2012

Martha Roby is heading back to Washington, D.C.

Roby received 64 percent of the vote Tuesday to earn a second term as Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District representative.

Following her victory, Roby thanked her supporters for their vote of confidence and vowed to continue working to tackle the tough issues that face the nation.

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“Serving the people of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District the last two years has been a tremendous honor, and I’m grateful for the trust voters have placed in my family and me to continue our service,” Roby said. “From the budget deficit and our growing debt, to looming military cuts and reestablishing America’s place in the world, our nation faces some serious challenges in the immediate future. The decisions made in the next two years will impact Americans for generations to come.

“I pledge to work with my colleagues in Congress to address these issues, and others, to ensure America’s brightest days are ahead. I promise to continue to make sure the people of Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District have a voice in Washington, so that our common sense conservative values are heard loud and clear.”

The 2nd District includes the counties of Autauga, Barbour, Bullock, Butler, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Dale, Elmore, Geneva, Henry, Houston, Lowndes, Pike and parts of Montgomery.

Roby received 180,339 votes to Democratic challenger Therese Ford’s 102,836 votes.

In Butler County, Roby garnered 4,977 votes, while Ford received 4,321 votes.

Bill Armistead, chairman of the Alabama Republican Party, called Roby a “true leader.”

“I am delighted that the voters in her district appreciate the fine representation their freshman Congressman has given them and I congratulate Martha on her victory,” he said.

Roby, who defeated Bobby Bright in 2010 in her first campaign, said with the election over, it is time to get back to work.

“There is a time for campaigning and a time for governing,” Roby said. “After tonight, we must all recommit ourselves to work together toward getting our country on a prosperous, sustainable path and restoring America’s promise as a land of opportunity. The people deserve nothing less.”