Alabama (District: 2)
ends in 2015
Martha Dubina Roby (born July 26, 1976) is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives">U.S. Representative for http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alabama%27s_2nd_congressional_district">Alabama’s 2nd congressional district. She is a member of the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Republican_Party_(United_States)">Republican Party. She narrowly defeated incumbent Representative http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bobby_Bright">Bobby Bright on November 2 during the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_House_of_Representatives_elections_in_Alabama,_2010">United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2010 and assumed office in January 2011. Roby and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terri_Sewell">Terri Sewell are the first women http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_congressional_delegations_from_Alabama">elected to Congress from Alabama in regular elections.
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 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tax_holiday#Sales_tax_holidays_in_the_United_States">sales tax holiday. She also took a hard line on illegal immigration, spearheading a committee focused on the issue. The committees goal was to create a law that revoked business licenses for companies that used illegal aliens.