Mark Bray

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Mark Bray
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Candidate for
U.S. House, Alabama, District 5
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sFlorida Institute of Technology, 1997
Master'sRollins College, 2003
Place of birthDeltona, Florida
Campaign website
Mark Bray campaign logo
Mark Bray is a 2014 Independent candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 5th Congressional District of Alabama. Bray is the first Independent candidate for Congress to appear on a ballot in Alabama since 2006.[1]


Bray earned his B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology in 1997. He worked for Lockheed Space Operations at the Kennedy Space Center as an operations engineer during his years at college. After college, Bray worked for Boeing as the lead engineer for Columbia. Bray then earned his M.B.A. from Rollins College in 2003. He is currently employed by Jacobs Engineering.[2]


Campaign themes


Bray's campaign website lists the following issues:[3]

  • Investment: "It is essential to the prosperity of a free people that they have access to free commerce. At an ever quickening pace, the human race is advancing in science and technology. It is an essential role of government through direct and indirect investment, to lead in development of infrastructure which facilitates that commerce within the states, across the states, and beyond the states."
  • Education: "For America to compete in the 21st century, our educational system requires reform. Our children must be job ready, technology ready, and leadership ready to lead in this global economy. Mark believes there is no ideology to education - we need results. As congressmen, Mark will work with our local and state leaders to promote solutions that will work for all Americans."
  • Innovation: "The challenges of the 21st century are many. The key to answering the challenges is for our people to be inspired to creativity and enable fair and open channels for those ideas to come to fruition. America must not abandon its leadership in science and technology. Likewise, it must not succumb to isolationism or protectionism. It is through a paradoxical blend of cooperation and competition that the best solutions can be found."
  • Opportunity: "Our country was founded on the idea that every person had the right to pursue happiness. While not a guarantee for success, it was intended that America would not have a system of social barriers to success. While many social and legal reforms have been implemented since the end of the Civil War, the vast majority of Americans feel that opportunities to pursue happiness are truly vanishing, while the wealthiest become the most influential."
  • Growth: "Stable growth can be achieved if it is truly organic and born out of the prior four pillars. It is a product of proper management of the four inputs combined with a sound monetary system. Inflation and deflation are not natural and are destabilizing to the economy. It is imperative that real economic growth be realized if America is going to lead the world to peace and prosperity."


—Mark Bray's campaign website,



See also: Alabama's 5th Congressional District elections, 2014

Bray is running in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent Alabama's 5th District. Bray is seeking election as an Independent. He will face incumbent Mo Brooks (R) in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Campaign donors


Candidates for Congress are required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Bray's reports.

Mark Bray (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
July Quarterly[5]July 12, 2014$0$12,116$(9,476)$2,639
Running totals


Bray and his wife, Carmen, have three children and live in Huntsville.[2]

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