Martha Dubina Roby (born July 26, 1976) is the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district. She is a member of the Republican Party. She narrowly defeated incumbent Representative Bobby Bright on November 2 during the United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2010 and assumed office in January 2011.
Roby was born in Montgomery, Alabama and attended New York University, where she received a bachelor of music degree. She then entered the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, receiving her J.D. in 2001.
She is the daughter of Judge Joel F. Dubina, Chief Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Before entering politics, she worked at the law firm of Copeland, Franco and served on the board of directors of Sav-A-Life Montgomery, a Christian organization.
Roby was elected to the Montgomery City Council in 2003, defeating a total of five opponents, and winning 54.88% of the votes cast in her district. In her first term on the Council, Roby joined 3 other council members and then mayor Bobby Bright in opposing the building of a shopping mall in East Montgomery, opposed privatizing the disposal of household garbage, supported a 10 cent cigarette tax increase, but also argued for a state sales tax holiday.
Roby was one of four freshmen appointed to the 22-member Republican transition team.
August 12th, 2011