U.S. Representative Martha Roby (AL-02) on Monday announced that Caroline Franklin has been named communications director, joining her Washington, D.C. office from Senator Richard Shelby’s (R-AL) office.
A Montgomery native, Franklin had been serving as press assistant for Shelby in D.C. when she accepted this new position serving her hometown House district.
Franklin graduated from the University of Alabama with degrees in public relations and political science.
“Throughout my time in Congress, I have made it a priority to surround myself with a strong, driven staff focused on serving the people of Alabama’s Second District,” Roby said in a statement.
“Caroline will be an excellent addition to my team, and I am excited to see her take on this role,” she added.
Franklin, who previously interned in Roby’s office, replaces Emily Taylor as the congresswoman’s communications director. Taylor now serves as communications director for the House Budget Committee Republicans and ranking member Steve Womack (R-AR).
Roby has announced that she is not seeking reelection to a sixth term.
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