Mo Brooks

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Mo Brooks
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U.S. House, Alabama, District 5
Incumbent
In office
2011-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Alabama State House of Representatives
1982-1992
Education
Bachelor'sDuke University, 1975
J.D.University of Alabama, 1978
Personal
BirthdayApril 29, 1954
Place of birthCharleston, SC
ProfessionAttorney
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Mo Brooks (b. April 29, 1954) is a Republican member of the U.S. House representing Alabama's 5th congressional district. Brooks was first elected to the House in 2010.

Brooks is running for re-election in 2012. He defeated Parker Griffith in the Republican primary on March 13, 2012.[1] Charlie L. Holley is seeking the Democratic nomination.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Brooks's academic, professional and political career:[3]

  • 1975: Graduated from Duke University with B.A.
  • 1978: Graduated from University of Alabama School of Law, Tuscaloosa with J.D.
  • 1978-1980: Practiced law in Tuscaloosa County
  • 1980-1982: Clerk, Circuit Court Judge John Snodgrass
  • 1982-1992: Alabama House of Representatives
  • 1991-1993: District attorney, Office of the District Attorney, Madison County
  • 1995-2002: Special assistant attorney general, state of Alabama
  • 1996-2010: Commissioner, Madison County
  • 2011-Present: U.S Representative from Alabama

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2011-2012

Issues

Political positions

Percentage voting with party

The website Open Congress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Brooks votes with the Republican Party 93.4% of the time. This ranks 97th among the 242 Senate Republicans in 2011.[4]

Elections

2012

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Alabama, 2012

Brooks is running for re-election to the 5th congressional district in 2012. He defeated Parker Griffith in the Republican primary on March 13, 2012. He will face Charlie L. Holley in the general election on November 6, 2012.

2010

On November 2, 2010, Brooks won election to the United States House. He defeated Steve Raby in the general election.[5]

U.S. House, Alabama District 5 General Election, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngMo Brooks 57.9% 131,109
     Democratic Steve Raby 42.1% 95,192
Total Votes 226,301

Campaign donors

2010

Breakdown of the source of Brooks's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

Brooks won election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Brooks's campaign committee raised a total of $861,211 and spent $810,790.[6]

His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:

U.S. House, Alabama District 5, 2010 - Mo Brooks Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $861,211
Total Spent $810,790
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $929,084
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $777,837
Top contributors to Mo Brooks's campaign committee
McDaniel & Mcdaniel$14,000
Dynetics Inc$11,750
Leo & Brooks$9,900
ABC Supply$8,200
Phoenix Consulting Group$7,200
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$85,200
Leadership PACs$74,398
Health Professionals$70,200
Lawyers/Law Firms$46,450
Defense Aerospace$23,250

Personal

Brooks and his wife, Martha, have four children.

External links

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Parker Griffith
U.S. House - Alabama District 5
2011-Present
Succeeded by
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