Martha Roby

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Martha Roby
Martha Roby.jpg
U.S. House, Alabama, District 2
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNew York University, 1998
J.D.Samford University, 2001
Personal
BirthdayJuly 26, 1976
Place of birthMontgomery, AL
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionPresbyterian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Martha Roby (b. July 26, 1976) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Alabama's 2nd congressional district. Roby was first elected to the House in 2010.

Roby ran for re-election to the 2nd congressional district in 2012. She had no competition in the March 13 primary. She defeated Democrat Terese Ford in the November 6 general election.[1]

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Roby is a "centrist Republican follower".[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Roby's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1998: Graduated from New York University
  • 2001: Graduated from Samford University with a JD
  • 2003-2010: Practiced law in Montgomery
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Alabama

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Issues

Elections

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2012

Roby ran for re-election to the 2nd congressional district in 2012. She was unopposed in the March 13 primary. She defeated Democrat Terese Ford in the November 6 general election.[4]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Roby won election to the United States House. She defeated Bobby Bright in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Alabama District 2 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMartha Roby 51.1% 111,645
     Democratic Bobby Bright Incumbent 48.9% 106,865
Total Votes 218,510

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Roby's reports.[6]

Martha Roby (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
Pre-Primary[7]March 1, 2012$417,323.28$18,975$(67,474.32)$368,823.96
April Quarterly[8]April 13, 2012$368,823.96$96,642.68$(17,934.84)$447,531.80
Running totals
$115,617.68$(85,409.16)

2010

Breakdown of the source of Roby's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Roby won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Roby's campaign committee raised a total of $1,253,557 and spent $1,240,276.[9]

Her top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Alabama District 2, 2010 - Martha Roby Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,253,557
Total Spent $1,240,276
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $1,413,032
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $1,435,526
Top contributors to Martha Roby's campaign committee
Jim Wilson & Assoc$25,300
Southeast Wood Treating$19,450
Every Republican is Crucial PAC$15,000
Freedom Project$15,000
Value in Electing Women PAC$13,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Leadership PACs$189,410
Retired$89,788
Real Estate$77,176
Candidate Committees$56,000
Health Professionals$48,725

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Roby paid her congressional staff a total of $917,114 in 2011. She ranks 129th on the list of the lowest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and she ranks 159th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Alabama ranks 22nd in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[10]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Bonner's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $169,023 and $795,999. That averages to $482,511, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.[11]

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Roby votes with the Republican Party 93.4% of the time. This ranks 95th among the 242 Senate Republicans in 2011.[12]

Personal

Roby and her husband, Riley, have two children.

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Bobby Bright
U.S. House - Alabama District 2
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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