Mo Brooks

Jackson Morris "Mo" Brooks, Jr. ( born April 29, 1954 in Charleston, South Carolina ) is an American politician of the Republican Party and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for the state of Alabama.


Brooks was born in Charleston in 1954 and moved in 1963 to Huntsville in Alabama. His father was an electrical engineer, his mother a teacher of politics and economics at the Lee High School.

Brooks attended Grissom High School and studied at Duke University Economics and Political Science, where he graduated with honors. He then studied law at the University of Alabama School of Law and graduated from in 1978. 1982 Brooks was first elected as an MP in the House of Representatives of Alabama, also in 1983, 1986 and 1990. Having been appointed Prosecutor of Madison County in 1991, he joined the following year for re-election, but lost to Democrat Tim Morgan.

In the years 1995-1996 Brooks Staff and Assistant to the Attorney General of Alabama, Jeff Sessions was. From 1996 to 2002 he worked in the same capacity for Sessions ' successor, William H. Pryor. From 1996 to 2008 he was a member of the District Committee in Madison County. In 2006, he ran for the Republican nomination for election as Lieutenant Governor of Alabama, took party internally but only the third place.

In 2010 he was elected with 57 % of the vote for the Members of the House of Representatives of the United States for the state of Alabama, where he defeated Democrat Steve Raby. Previously, he had prevailed in his party's primary against incumbent Parker Griffith, who had converted to Republicans during the previous legislative period of the Democrats. He has worked in Congress as a member of the Armed Services Committee, the Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Science and Technology.

Since 1976, he is married to Martha Jenkins. They have four children. Brooks belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter- day Saints.