Montgomery-based attorney Caroleene Dobson is the first Alabama Republican to announce her candidacy for the newly drawn second congressional district in the 2024 election.

With the federal court-imposed congressional map in play for 2024, District 2 incumbent U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) will challenge District 1 incumbent U.S. Rep. Jerry Carl (R-Mobile) for the newly drawn District 1 seat.

Two Democratic candidates have declared for the second congressional district, State Sen. Kirk Hatcher (R-Montgomery) and State Rep. Napoleon Bracy (D-Prichard).

Former State Sen. Dick Brewbaker (R-Montgomery) is expected to declare for the Republican primary on Thursday.

Dobson said her family’s long agricultural heritage, commitment to preserving traditional values and property rights, and a “desire for her two children to grow up in a conservative nation” prompted her to run.  

“As a member of Congress, I will fight for our families, our farms, and our faith and preserve the bedrock values and moral backbone that have made our nation the greatest ever known,” Dobson said. “It is time to give Washington, D.C. a good dose of Alabama common sense and go to battle against those on the far left who want to control how we use our property and what we do, think, and say.”

Dobson attended Harvard University, where she earned a degree in history and literature. She later obtained her law degree from Baylor University Law School.

Dobson is a member of the Alabama Forestry Commission, is active in the Birmingham chapter of the Federalist Society and serves on the board of the Southeastern Livestock Exposition.

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