Mo Brooks

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Mo Brooks
Mo Brooks Portrait.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 5th district
Assumed office
January 3, 2011
Preceded byParker Griffith
Member of the Madison County Commission from the 5th district
In office
1996–2011
Preceded byRob Colson
Succeeded byPhil Riddick
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 10th district
In office
1984–1992
Preceded byJames Haney
Succeeded byTom Drake
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 18th district
In office
1982–1984
Preceded byCharlie Britnell
Succeeded byFrank Riddick
Personal details
Born
Morris Jackson Brooks Jr.

(1954-04-29) April 29, 1954 (age 67)
Charleston, South Carolina, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Martha Jenkins (m. 1976)
Children4
EducationDuke University (BA)
University of Alabama (JD)
WebsiteHouse website

Morris Jackson Brooks Jr.[1] (born April 29, 1954) is an American politician. He is the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 5th congressional district since 2011. He is a Republican.

In 2017, he ran and lost for the United States Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions upon his confirmation as U.S. Attorney General.[2][3]

Early political career[change | change source]

Mo Brooks was first elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1982. When he was elected he was elected he was with 11 other Republican politicians out of 140 politicians in the Alabama House of Representatives. Mo Brooks was elected again in 1983, 1986, and 1990. He was the leader of the meetings that the Republicans did.

In 1996, Mo Brooks ran for election for the Madison County Commission and won against the incumbent who had been there for eight years. He was elected again in 2000, 2004, and 2008.[4]

United States House of Representatives[change | change source]

In 2010, Mo Brooks was elected to represent Alabama's 5th congressional district in the United States House of Representatives. He defeated Parker Griffith and was the first Republican to represent the district in more than 130 years. Brooks is on two United States congressional committees in the House. He is on the United States House Committee on Armed Services and the United States House Committee on Science, Space and Technology. He is also on smaller committees that are part of these committees. They are called "subcommittees". They are the United States House Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, United States House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, and the United States House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Mo Brooks married Martha Jenkins in 1976 and they have four children and ten grandchildren.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Representative Morris Jackson Brooks (Mo) (R-Alabama, 5th) - Biography from LegiStorm". www.legistorm.com.
  2. Lyman, Brian (May 15, 2017). "U.S. Rep. Mo Brooks jumps into Alabama Senate race". Montgomery Advertiser. Montgomery, Alabama: Robert Granfeldt Jr. Retrieved May 15, 2017.
  3. Bloch, Matthew; Lee, Jasmine (August 15, 2017). "Alabama Election Results: Two Republicans Advance, Democrat Wins in U.S. Senate Primaries". The New York Times. Retrieved August 15, 2017.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Mo Brooks". Retrieved 16 March 2021.

Other websites[change | change source]

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