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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)

District: 5th District
Political Highlights: Ala. House, 1983-91; Madison County district attorney, 1991-93; defeated for election as Madison County district attorney, 1992; Madison County Commission, 1996-2011; sought Republican nomination for lieutenant governor, 2006; U.S. House of Representatives, 2011-present
Born: April 29, 1954; Charleston, S.C.
Residence: Huntsville
Religion: Non-denominational Christian
Family: Wife, Martha Brooks; four children
Education: Duke U., B.A. 1975; U. of Alabama, J.D. 1978
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2010 (3rd term)
Committee Assignments: Armed Services (Emerging Threats and Capabilities; Strategic Forces); Foreign Affairs (Asia & the Pacific; Europe, Eurasia & Emerging Threats); Science, Space & Technology (Energy; Space)

Election History
2014generalMo Brooks (R) 115,33874.4
Mark Bray (I) 39,00525.2
2012generalMo Brooks (R) 189,18564.9
Charlie Holley (D) 101,77234.9
Mo Brooks (R) 131,10957.9
Steve Raby (D) 95,19242.1
Roll Call Vitals


on the House Seniority List

Fellow Alabama Rep. Spencer Bachus (R) is 46th.


Alabama is 17th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


Twitter Followers (@RepMoBrooks)

Rep. Mo Brooks has no appearances on Sunday talk shows.

Sen. Bernard Sanders (I-Vt.) has the most appearances so far this year.

Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.