Mo (Mo) Brooks (R-05)

US Representative Mo Brooks

Mo (Mo) Brooks (R-05)
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Capitol: 202.225.4801
FAX: 202.225.4392
District: 256.355.9400
Representative
United States House of Representatives
Room 2185 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0105
102 South Court Street
Florence, AL 35630-5633
Residence:Huntsville, AL

Committee Assignments

FC MemberCongressional Constitution Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Robotics Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Job Creators' Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Army Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ovarian Cancer Caucus
FC Member10th Amendment Task Force
FC MemberDefense Communities Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Directed Energy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Inventions Caucus
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cooperative Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Caucus [STEM Caucus]
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Cyber, Innovative Technologies and Information Systems
FC MemberCongressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
FC MemberCongressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberCongressional HIV/AIDS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Victims' Rights Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Immigration Reform Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missile Defense Caucus
FC MemberCongressional High Technology Caucus
FC MemberElectronic Warfare Working Group (EWWG)
FC MemberHouse Special Operations Forces (SOF) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Unmanned Systems (UAV)
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Financial Security and Life Insurance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberPaper and Packaging Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Broadcasters Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Strategic Forces
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Army Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberHouse Freedom Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberCongressional Steel Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberCongressional Working Forests Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Armed Services
FC MemberAir Force Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus

Bio

The Alabama public has voted to elect Republican Congressman Mo Brooks to public office 13 times. As such, Mo Brooks has successfully helped carry the GOP banner in general elections more than any other current Alabama office-holder. The public has elected Mo Brooks four times as a state legislator, four times as a Madison County Commissioner, and five times as a U.S. Congressman. Mo Brooks was first elected to public office as a member of the Alabama House of Representatives in 1982. At the time, Mo Brooks was one of only 11 Republican legislators (out of 140 total) and the only elected Republican legislator north of Birmingham. Mo Brooks was re-elected to the Alabama House in 1983, 1986, and 1990. While in the legislature, Brooks was elected Republican House Caucus Chairman three times and was ranked number one (out of 140 legislators) by the Alabama Taxpayers' Defense Fund in the fight to protect family incomes from higher taxes. He was also ranked in the top 20 percent by Alabama Alliance of Business & Industry on pro-jobs, tort reform, and free enterprise issues and was recognized as one of the legislature's most effective legislators by Alabama Magazine. In 1996, Mo Brooks ran for the Madison County Commission and unseated an eight-year incumbent. He was re-elected to the Commission in 2000, 2004, and 2008. In 2010, Mo Brooks unseated an incumbent Congressman to become the first Republican elected to Congress in Alabama's Fifth Congressional District in more than 130 years. Mo Brooks has been re-elected to Congress four times, every time with a reelection vote exceeding 60%. Congressman Mo Brooks serves on two influential House committees- Armed Services and Science, Space, and Technology. Congressman Brooks also serves on three important House subcommittees- the Strategic Forces and Readiness subcommittees on Armed Services and the Space subcommittee on Science, Space, and Technology. Now in his 5th term, Congressman Brooks' seniority has improved to #11 out of 26 Republicans on Armed Services and #2 out of 15 Republicans on Science, Space, and Technology. Congressman Brooks grew up in the Tennessee Valley. Mo's parents, Jack & Betty Brooks, taught him early on that study and hard work were expected and required. They also taught him the importance of honesty, and to never be shy about speaking up and fighting for important principles. Congressman Brooks' father, Jack Brooks, an electrical engineer, retired from Redstone Arsenal's Metrology Center. Brooks' mother, Betty Brooks, taught economics and government for over 20 years at Lee High School in Huntsville. Congressman Brooks graduated from Grissom High School in 1972 (where he was all-city in baseball and an active member on two state championship debate teams). He graduated from Duke University in three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School. After graduation, Mo Brooks worked as a prosecutor in the Tuscaloosa District Attorney's office, where he earned a solid "tough-on-crime" reputation. Mo Brooks also served as Madison County's District Attorney in 1991 and 1992. During every year except when he served as a prosecutor, court clerk, or Congressman, the bulk of Brooks' income came from the private sector through his private legal practice. In 1995-1996, Mo Brooks served as a Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, from 1996-2002, as a Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Bill Pryor. In 1976, Congressman Brooks married Martha Jenkins of Toledo; they met at Duke University. Martha graduated from the University of Alabama with an accounting degree. She later retired as a certified public accountant and obtained a math and education major from the University of Alabama in Huntsville in 2005. She taught math at Whitesburg Middle School. Mo and Martha are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of ten grandchildren.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2010    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Martha Jenkins   DOB: 4/29/1954
Counties Representing
Jackson
Lauderdale
Limestone
Madison
Morgan