Mo Brooks

Updated: August 07, 2022 at 12:14 PM CST

General Information

Who is Mo Brooks?
Mo Brooks

Mo is currently serving Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama. Since his election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010, he’s been leading the charge for a sustainable, balanced Federal budget, ending illegal immigration, maintaining a strong national defense, and an economic environment that benefits working American families.

In Congress, Mo serves on the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Science, Space and Technology committees. He co-chairs the Space Subcommittee and is past Chairman of the Research and Science Education Subcommittee. Mo was a founding member of the Freedom Caucus, a group of fiscal and social conservative members.

Growing up in Alabama, it was Mo’s parents who taught him the value of hard work– instilling in him foundational conservative principles from a young age. With his mom as a teacher and his dad as an electrical engineer, his parents expected Mo to study and excel in his pursuits, which he did. After graduating from Grissom High School in Huntsville, Mo attended Duke University, where he graduated in just three years with a double major in political science and economics, with highest honors in economics.

While at Duke, he met Martha and they were married in 1976. They are the proud parents of four children and ten grandchildren.

Mo decided to pursue a career in law, which led him to the University of Alabama Law School. After graduating from law school, Mo worked as a prosecutor in the Tuscaloosa District Attorney’s office, where he built a solid “tough-on-crime” reputation. He obtained guilty verdicts in all of the 20-plus jury trials he prosecuted. He then returned to Huntsville to clerk for presiding Circuit Court Judge John David Snodgrass.

Following his clerkship, Mo decided to practice business law and continue in public service– as an elected official. Mo won election to the Alabama House of Representatives in 1982. At the time, he was just one of eleven Republican legislators (out of 140 total) and the only elected Republican legislator north of Birmingham. He was reelected to the Alabama House in 1983, 1986, and 1990. While in the state legislature, Mo was elected Republican House Caucus Chairman three times and was ranked the number one legislator by the Alabama Taxpayers’ Defense Fund in the fight to protect family incomes from higher taxes. He was also ranked in the top 20% 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.

Mo was then appointed as Madison County District Attorney in 1991. Mo was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Jeff Sessions from 1995-1996, and was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Bill Pryor from 1996-2002.

In 1996, he ran for the Madison County Commission, unseated an eight-year incumbent Republican, and went on to win the general election. Mo was reelected to the Commission in 2000, 2004, and 2008.

During his tenure in the legislature and while on the Madison County Commission, Mo held a second job in private legal practice. And Mo “pinch-hit” as a fill-in radio talk show host for WVNN in 1990 until the new host arrived: a skinny kid named Sean Hannity.

Status: U.S. Alabama Representative for District 5
Party: Republican
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Birthday: April 29, 1954 68

Contact Information

Known contact information for Mo Brooks from Huntsville, AL.

  • 2185 Rayburn House Office Building
    Washington, DC 20515
  • Phone: 202-225-4801
  • Official Email: [email protected]

Education Information

Known educational history for Mo Brooks from Huntsville, AL.

  • JD, University of Alabama, 1978
  • BA, Economics/Political Science, Duke University, 1975

Political Information

Known political history for Mo Brooks from Huntsville, AL.

  • Candidate, United States Senate, Alabama, 2022
  • Representative, United States House of Representatives, Alabama, District 5, 2010-present
  • Commissioner, Madison County Commission, 1996-2010
  • Representative, Alabama State House of Representatives, 1983-1992

Professions Information

Known professional history for Mo Brooks from Huntsville, AL.

  • Chief Litigation Counsel, American Builders & Contractors Supply Corporation, Incorporated, 1993-2010
  • Partner/Owner, Leo & Brooks, Limited Liability Corporation, 1993-2010
  • Special Assistant Attorney General, State of Alabama, 1995-2002
  • District Attorney, Madison County, 1991-1992
  • Fill-in Radio Talk Show Host, WVNN, 1990
  • Law Clerk, Circuit Court Judge John David Snodgrass, State of Alabama, 1980-1982
  • Prosecutor, Office of the Tuscaloosa District Attorney, 1978-1980

Congressional Information

Known congressional history for Mo Brooks from Huntsville, AL.

  • Member, Fourth Amendment Caucus, present
  • Candidate, Unmanned Systems Caucus
  • Former Member, Energy Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
  • Former Member, The Western Hemisphere Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Foreign Affairs Committee, United States House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Subcommittee on Readiness, United States House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Environment Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, United States House of Representatives
  • Former Member, Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, United States House of Representatives
  • Former Vice Chair, Space Subcommittee, United States House of Representatives
  • Founder, Army Aviation Caucus
  • Founding Member, House Freedom Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Aerospace Caucus
  • Member, Freshman Immigration Reform Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education Caucus
  • Member, Robotics Caucus
  • Member, 112th Immigration Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Victims' Rights Caucus
  • Member, Special Operations Forces Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Travel & Tourism Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Balanced Budget Amendment Caucus
  • Member, Congressional HIV/ AIDS Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Steel Caucus
  • Member, Bi-Partisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
  • Member, House Air Force Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Navy and Marine Corps Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Army Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Missile Defense Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Historically Black Colleges and Universities Caucus
  • Member, Congressional National Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Arthritis Caucus
  • Member, Defense Communities Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Cybersecurity Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Taiwan Caucus
  • Member, Turkey Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Nanotechnology Caucus
  • Member, General Aviation Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Job Creators' Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Electronic Warfare Working Group
  • Member, Congressional Directed Energy Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Reclaim American Jobs Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Sportsmen's Caucus
  • Member, 10th Amendment Task Force
  • Member, Congressional High Technology Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Constitution Caucus
  • Member, Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus

Organizations Information

Known organizational history for Mo Brooks from Huntsville, AL.

  • Chair, Alabama Leadership Team, Ted Cruz Presidential Campaign, 2016
  • Member, Madison County Mental Retardation Board
  • Member, Sierra Club
  • Member, Victims of Crime and Leniency
  • Admitted Member, United States Claims Court
  • Admitted Member, United States Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Admitted Member, Bar Association, 5th and 11th Circuits, United States Court of Appeals
  • Admitted Member, Alabama Supreme Court Bar Association
  • Admitted Member, Bar Association, Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama, United States District Courts
  • Admitted Member, Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Bar Association
  • Co-Chair, Legislation Committee, Madison County Drunk Driving Task Force
  • Member, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)
  • Member, Huntsville Canoe Club
  • Member, Board of Directors, National Children Advocacy Center
  • Member, Board of Directors, Huntsville American League, City of Huntsville Parks and Recreation (COHPAR)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Crimestoppers
  • Member, Executive Committee, Alabama Republican Party
  • Member, Madison County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council
  • Member, Executive Committee, Madison County Republican Party
  • Member, Madison County Republican Men's Club
  • Webelos Den Leader, Boy Scouts of America
  • Youth Coach, City of Huntsville Parks and Recreation (COHPAR)
  • Youth Coach, Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA)
  • Youth Coach, Alabama Youth Soccer Organization

Election History

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