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  Brooks, Morris J. "Mo"
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<-  2018-01-01  
 
NameMorris J. "Mo" Brooks
Address7610 Foxfire Dr
Huntsville, Alabama , United States
EmailNone
Websitehttp://brooks.house.gov/
 Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/RepMoBrooks
Born April 29, 1954 (64 years)
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Last ModifedBusyBusbee
Apr 06, 2018 05:39am
Tags Caucasian - Conservative - Anti Embryonic Stem Cell Research - Anti Environment - Anti Marijuana Legalization - Anti-Affirmative Action - Anti-Civil Unions - Anti-Gay Marriage - Pro- gun - Pro-Life - Pro-Smaller Government - Married - Cancer - Straight -
InfoOn November 8, 2016, Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) was re-elected as the Representative for Alabama's 5th Congressional District. He proudly represents the people of North Alabama and serves on three important committees: Armed Services, Science, Space, and Technology, and Foreign Affairs.

Congressman Brooks is highly active and engaged in representing the interests of the 5th District. Brooks supports America’s missile defense technologies; he introduced successful legislation in 2011, 2012, and 2013 that blocked the White House from sharing classified missile technologies with Russia, and was adapted into the National Defense Authorization Act in FY2012. Rep. Brooks is also a vocal opponent of sequestration, voting against the Budget Control Act and called upon Administration officials to account for the consequences of sequestration in a HASC Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing on April 18, 2012.

During his first year on the Hill, Brooks founded and became co-chairman of the Army Aviation Caucus, a forum in which Members of Congress, staff, and Army leadership raise awareness for Army Aviation and seek to affect legislative priorities. The Caucus now includes more than 40 members and is one of the most active caucuses on Capitol Hill.

Growing up in North Alabama, Mo Brooks' parents taught him early on that study and hard work were expected and required. They also taught him the importance of honesty, and to never be shy about speaking up and fighting for important principles. Brooks was born in 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved in 1963 to Huntsville, Alabama. Rep. Brooks’ father, Jack Brooks, retired from Redstone Arsenal’s Metrology Center. Brooks’ mother, Betty Brooks, taught economics and government for over 20 years at Lee High School.

Rep. Brooks graduated from Grissom High School in 1972 (where he was all-city in baseball and an active member on two state championship debate teams). He graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School.

After graduation, Rep. Brooks worked as a prosecutor in the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office, where he built a solid "tough-on-crime" reputation. While there, he obtained guilty verdicts in every one of the 20-plus jury trials he prosecuted. He also organized and managed the grand jury.

Rep. Brooks left the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office in 1980 to return to Huntsville as a law clerk for presiding Circuit Court Judge John David Snodgrass. In 1982, Brooks was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives and became one of 11 Republican legislators (out of 140 total) and the only elected Republican legislator north of Birmingham.

Brooks was reelected to the Alabama House in 1983, 1986, and 1990. While in the legislature, he was elected Republican House Caucus Chairman three times and was ranked number one (out of 140 legislators) by the Alabama Taxpayers’ Defense Fund in the fight to protect family incomes from higher taxes. He was also ranked in the top 20 percent by Alabama Alliance of Business & Industry on pro-jobs, tort reform, and free enterprise issues and was recognized as one of the legislature’s most effective legislators by Alabama Magazine.

In 1991, Brooks was appointed Madison County District Attorney. In 1996, he ran for the Madison County Commission and unseated an eight-year incumbent Republican. He was reelected to the Commission in 2000, 2004, and 2008. During every year except when he was serving as a prosecutor or court clerk, Brooks held a second job in private practice. In 1995-1996, he was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, from 1996-2002, was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Bill Pryor.

In 1976, Mo Brooks married Martha Jenkins of Toledo; they met at Duke University. Martha graduated from the University of Alabama with an accounting degree. She later retired as a certified public accountant and obtained a math and education major from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2005. She taught math at Whitesburg Middle School. Mo and Martha are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of eight grandchildren. Rep. Brooks was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010.

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May 17, 2018 08:10am Idiocy Republican lawmaker: Rocks tumbling into ocean causing sea level rise  Article RP 
Nov 21, 2015 10:35am Statement Republican: Syrian refugees coming to U.S. for a ‘paid vacation’  Article RP 
Oct 19, 2015 02:50pm Statement GOP Rep. Mo Brooks already wants to impeach Clinton over emails   Article RP 

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  11/06/2018 AL District 05 Won 61.06% (+22.21%)
  06/05/2018 AL District 05 - R Primary Won 61.26% (+22.52%)
  12/12/2017 AL US Senate - Special Election Lost 0.09% (-49.87%)
  08/15/2017 AL US Senate - Special R Primary Lost 19.67% (-19.11%)
  11/08/2016 AL District 05 Won 66.70% (+33.54%)
  11/04/2014 AL District 05 Won 74.42% (+49.26%)
  06/03/2014 AL District 05 - R Primary Won 80.32% (+60.63%)
  11/06/2012 AL District 05 Won 64.95% (+30.01%)
  03/13/2012 AL District 05 - R Primary Won 70.94% (+41.88%)
  11/02/2010 AL District 05 Won 57.89% (+15.86%)
  06/01/2010 AL District 05 - R Primary Won 50.81% (+17.37%)
  06/06/2006 AL Lieutenant Governor - R Primary Lost 15.64% (-32.49%)
  11/06/1990 AL House 010 Won 100.00% (+100.00%)
  11/04/1986 AL House 010 Won 72.47% (+44.94%)
  11/08/1983 AL House 010 Won 81.58% (+63.17%)
  11/02/1982 AL House 018 Won 56.71% (+13.43%)
ENDORSEMENTS
AL US Senate - Special R Runoff - Sep 26, 2017 R Roy Moore
AL US President - R Primary - Mar 01, 2016 R Ted Cruz
US President - R Primaries - Jun 07, 2016 R Ted Cruz
AL Republican Party Chair - Feb 20, 2011 R Bill Armistead
AL House 006 - Special Election R Primary - May 26, 2009 R Phil Williams
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