Personnel note: Martha Roby promotes Mike Albares, Lori Ward Williams

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Alabama 1st District U.S. Rep. Martha Roby on Friday announced staff promotions in her Washington, D.C., and Montgomery offices.

Roby’s Legislative Director, Mike Albares of Dothan, has been promoted to Deputy Chief of Staff. He will continue to lead Roby’s legislative team, overseeing her work on the House Appropriations Committee and the House Judiciary Committee as well handling agriculture issues.

Representative Roby’s Field Representative for the Montgomery area, Lori Ward Williams of Prattville, has been named District Director. She is based out of the Montgomery district office and replaces Joe Williams who served in this role for many years.

Roby congratulated Albares and Wilson and expressed gratitude for Joe’s many years of dedicated service.

“Mike Albares and Lori Williams are invaluable assets to my office, and they have worked very hard on behalf of Alabama’s Second District. I have appreciated their dedication over the years, and I am proud to see them advance in these new roles as they continue to be key members of my staff,” Roby said in a statement.

“Joe Williams has worked in service to Alabama’s Second District for several decades, and I cannot emphasize enough how valuable his work has been to the people I am fortunate to represent. My office is incredibly proud for his new opportunity with the Alabama Community College System. I am thankful to have had Joe as a member of my staff for so many years, and I am grateful to call him a dear friend. I wish him the very best in his new endeavor.”