(WTVY) — A current state representative and a former state representative have announced plans to run for the District 2 Congressional seat Martha Roby is retiring from.
State Rep. Will Dismukes, R-Prattville, announced his intent to run for the District 2 congressional seat, nearly a week after U.S. Rep. Martha Roby announced she will not seek reelection.
“Our country is fighting a radicalized movement on the left that is threatening our freedoms, liberties, and way of life,” said Dismukes. “Republicans need a bold new conservative in Congress who isn’t afraid to stand up to the socialists on the left and the big-government politicians in our own party. I am someone who has proven, in my very short time in Montgomery, that I will do what is right for the taxpayers, regardless of party.”
According to his campaign website, Dismukes is a pastor and runs a flooring business that serves clients and companies around the southeast.
Dismukes ran for the state District 88 seat in 2018, succeeding Paul Beckman who did not run for re-election. District 88 represents Prattville, Millbrook and Coosada.
Former State Rep. Barry Moore has expressed his intent to run for the District 2 congressional seat. In 2018, Moore challenged Roby for the Republican nomination for the seat, but he lost in the primary.
Moore was elected to the state legislature in 2010, representing the 91st district (Coffee County). In 2014, Moore was indicted for reportedly giving false information to a grand jury about an alleged threat to a political opponent. In October of that year, he was acquitted on all counts by a Lee County jury.
Moore will officially announce his intent to run Monday at 11 a.m. on the steps of the Coffee County Courthouse.