Biography

Education & Professional

Congressman Mo Brooks was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives on November 2, 2010 (58% of the vote). Mo was reelected in 2012 (65% of the vote). Mo serves Alabama’s 5th Congressional District, the Tennessee Valley of North Alabama.

Mo Brooks serves on the Armed Services, Foreign Affairs, and Science, Space and Technology committees. He co-chairs the SST Space Subcommittee and is past Chairman of its Research and Science Education Subcommittee.

Mo graduated from Grissom High School in 1972 (where he was all-city in baseball and an active member on two state championship debate teams). Mo 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 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. Mo also organized and managed the grand jury.

In 1982, Mo Brooks was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives (57% of the vote), one of 11 Republican legislators (out of 140 total) and the only elected Republican legislator north of Birmingham.

Mo was reelected to the Alabama House in 1983 (82% vote), 1986 (73% vote), and 1990 (no opposition). While in the legislature, Mo 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% 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 1991, Mo was appointed Madison County District Attorney. In 1996, he ran for the Madison County Commission, unseated an eight-year incumbent Republican, and won the general election with 71% of the vote. Mo was reelected to the Commission in 2000 (no opposition), 2004 (no opposition), and 2008 (79% vote).

During every year except when serving as a prosecutor or court clerk, Mo held a second job in private practice. In 1995-1996, Mo was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Jeff Sessions and, from 1996-2002, was appointed Special Assistant Attorney General for then Attorney General Bill Pryor.

In 1990, before becoming Madison County District Attorney, Mo “pinch-hit” as a fill-in radio talk show host for WVNN until the new host arrived… a skinny kid named Sean Hannity.

Family

Family Mo was born in 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina, and moved in 1963 to Huntsville, Alabama. Mo’s father, Jack Brooks, retired from Redstone Arsenal’s Metrology Center. Mo’s mother, Betty Brooks, taught economics and government for over 20 years at Lee High School. They live in Madison County, Alabama. Mo’s parents, Jack & Betty Brooks, …

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Employment

Legal Career Professional Achievement Admitted to the Bars of: Alabama Supreme Court U.S. Supreme Court U.S. Claims Court U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Northern Districts of Alabama U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th and 11th Circuits Armed Services Board of Contract Appeals Chief Litigation Counsel (1993 to 2010) for American Builders & …

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Community

Community Volunteer Boy Scouts of America, Webelos Den Leader Crimestoppers Board of Directors Victims of Crime and Leniency National Children Advocacy Center Board of Directors Mothers Against Drunk Driving Madison County Drunk Driving Task Force, Legislation Committee Co-Chairman Madison County Republican Men’s Club Madison County Republican Executive Committee Alabama Republican Executive Committee Sierra Club Huntsville …

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