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Ben Brooks
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Alabama State Senate District 35
Former officeholder
In office
2006-December 4, 2012
Senate Minority Leader
Base salary$53,438/year
Per diemIncluded in salary
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2006
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Mobile City Council
Bachelor'sUniversity of South Alabama, 1980
J.D.University of Alabama, 1983
Date of birthAugust 11, 1958
Place of birthMobile, AL
Office website
Ben Brooks was a Republican member of the Alabama State Senate, representing the 35th District from 2006 to December 4, 2012. He resigned the seat mid-term after being elected as a Mobile County circuit judge on November 6, 2012.[1]

He received a B.A. from the University of South Alabama and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Alabama as well. Brooks has also served on the Mobile City Council from 2001-2006.

Committee assignments


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



See also: Alabama State Senate elections, 2010

Brooks won re-election to the 35th District Seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Scott A. Buzbee in the November 2 general election.[2]

Alabama State Senate, District 35 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ben Brooks (R) 18,307
Scott A. Buzbee (D) 12,653


On November 7, 2006, Brooks won election to the 35th District Seat in the Alabama State Senate, defeating opponent Gary Tanner (D).[3]

Brooks raised $637,859 for his campaign, while Tanner raised $956,140.[4]

Alabama State Senate, District 35 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Ben Brooks (R) 13,945
Gary Tanner (D) 13,434
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations


Brooks was endorsed by:

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express [5]

Campaign donors


In 2010, Brooks raised $280,704 in contributions. [6]

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


In 2006, Brooks collected $637,859 in donations.[7]

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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District 35

Brooks represented Alabama Senate District 35, which includes part of Mobile county[8].


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

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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)