U.S. Rep. Martha Roby served as the U.S. Representative for Alabama’s 2nd Congressional District from 2011 to 2021. Prior to Congress, Rep. Roby worked as an attorney and served as a city councilwoman in her hometown of Montgomery, Alabama.
In the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Roby was a forceful advocate for cutting wasteful spending and eliminating bureaucratic red tape that burdened American families and businesses. Rep. Roby was a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, which has oversight on the whole range of government spending. Rep. Roby also served on the Defense Subcommittee, the Labor, Education, Health and Human Services Subcommittee, and the Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice and Science. She is the first U.S. Representative from the 2nd Congressional District to have served on the key committee.
Rep. Roby also served on the House Judiciary Committee.
In Congress, Rep. Roby distinguished herself as an effective legislator and messenger for the conservative cause. She exposed abuses in the scandal-ridden Veterans Affairs health system and worked tirelessly to improve care for veterans, both locally and nationally. A fierce advocate for the military, Rep. Roby led efforts to stop devastating cuts that threatened military readiness.
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. She is married to Riley Roby, and they have two children, Margaret and George. The Robys are members of Trinity Presbyterian Church, where they were married, their children were baptized, and where they are involved in various ministries.