Local mayors back Roby

Published 2:29 pm Friday, October 30, 2015

Nearly 40 mayors from Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District signed a letter endorsing U.S. Rep. Martha Roby for reelection.

Among those signing the letter were Greenville’s Dexter McLendon, Georgiana’s Jerome Antone and McKenzie Lester Odom.

Citing her support of their local communities and close by military installations like Fort Rucker and Maxwell Air Force Base, the mayors offered their “support, encouragement, and full endorsement” for Roby’s reelection campaign.

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“We appreciate your deep commitment to our local communities,” the letter read. “Since your first election to Congress, you have demonstrated a willingness to effectively engage with federal agencies on our behalf to promote our local interests and advance our constituents’ best interests. Your steadfast advocacy for the critical military installations in our area, and of our many constituents who serve in uniform at home and abroad, promotes our district’s proud role in the nation’s defense. Additionally, we value federal, state, and local partnerships, and we appreciate your support of infrastructure improvement and economic development efforts across central and southeast Alabama.”

Roby, who is running for reelection in the Republican Primary on March 1, thanked the mayors for their overwhelming show of support.

“I’m grateful for such an inspiring show of support from across the district,” she said. “I’ve always believed my first job is to listen to those I represent and work on their behalf in Congress. I’m proud to partner with mayors and local leaders throughout the district in helping to promote their communities. It’s important for our local communities to know they have a listening ear and an active voice fighting for them in Congress. I’m honored as ever to be their representative.”