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Court Information:
Alabama Circuit 13
Title:   Judge
Position:   Place 2
Salary:  $120-150k
Active:   2012-2018
Preceded by:   James Wood
Past position:   Senator, Alabama District 35
Past term:   2007-2011
Personal History
Born:   August 11, 1958
Party:   Republican
Undergraduate:   University of South Alabama
Law School:   University of Alabama
Candidate 2012:
Candidate for:  Circuit 13
State:  Alabama
Election information 2012:
Incumbent:  No
Primary date:  March 13, 2012
Primary vote:  67.9%ApprovedA
Election date:  November 6, 2012
Election vote:  97.76%ApprovedA

Ben Brooks is a judge on the 13th Circuit Court in Alabama.[1] He was elected to the court in 2012 to a term that expires in 2018.[2]


Brooks has three children and resides with his wife Kathy in Mobile, Alabama.


Brooks received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Alabama in 1980 and his J.D. from the University of Alabama in 1983.[3]


Brooks served as a member of the Alabama State Senate from 2006 to 2012, representing Mobile County. Prior to that, he served on the Mobile City Council for five years. During this time, Brooks also served as a Special Judge on the Mobile County District Court.[3]

State senate committee assignments, 2011-2012

Brooks served on these committees in the 2011-2012 legislative session:


2012 judicial

Brooks defeated Eaton Gaston Barnard in the Republican primary on March 13, winning 67.91 percent of the vote. He was elected to the 13th Circuit Court after running unopposed in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2]

See also: Alabama judicial elections, 2012 - Circuit Courts

2010 senate

See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Brooks won re-election to the 35th State Senate District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition, and he defeated Scott A. Buzbee in the November 2 general election.[4]

Campaign donors

In 2010, Brooks raised $280,704 in contributions.[5]

His five largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Forestry Association $20,703
Alabama Republican Party $20,000
Business Council Of Alabama $17,500
Mobile Fire Fighters Association $10,000
Alabama Association Of Realtors $10,000


State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations

Brooks was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express[6]

2006 senate

On November 7, 2006, Brooks won election to the 35th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Gary Tanner (D).[7]

Brooks raised $637,859 for his campaign, while Tanner raised $956,140.[8]

Alabama State Senate, District 35 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ben Brooks (R) 13,945
Gary Tanner (D) 13,434

Campaign donors

In 2006, Brooks collected $637,859 in donations.[9]

His six largest contributors in 2006 were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $111,976
Business Council Of Alabama $75,000
Alabama Forestry Association $65,000
Friends Of Bradley R. Byrne $40,000
Pachyderm-Mobile $35,500
Alabama Association Of Realtors $35,000

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See also

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Political offices
Preceded by:
George M. Callahan
Alabama State Senate District 35
2006-December 4, 2012
Succeeded by:
Bill Hightower (R)