WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) today released the following statement upon the announcement that fellow Alabama Rep. Jo Bonner will be resigning from Congress and taking a leadership position with the University of Alabama System:
“Jo Bonner has been a dear friend and mentor to me since I first came to Congress. I have deeply appreciated and valued his discerning, deliberate and consistent leadership from day one. Though I will miss him as a member of Alabama’s congressional delegation, I’m proud and happy for Jo and his family as they begin this new chapter of their lives.
“Jo will be an invaluable asset to the University of Alabama System, serving the students and faculty with same distinction as he has his constituents and the State of Alabama during his time in Congress. To Jo - along with his wife, Janée and their children, Lee and Robins - Riley and I offer our best wishes on this new, exciting endeavor as well as our thanks for all you have given in your decades of service to our state and country.”