Morris Jackson “Mo” Brooks Jr.
United States Senate
Political experience: U.S. representative for Alabama’s 5th congressional district from 2011- present; Madison County Commission from 1996-2011; Alabama House of Representatives from 1982–1992.
Professional experience: Has worked as a lawyer in private practice, a prosecutor in Tuscaloosa County, the Madison County district attorney and was a special assistant attorney general for the state of Alabama.
Civic experience: Serves on the National Children Advocacy Center board; co-chair of Madison County Drunk Driving Task Force legislative committee; member of the Madison County Juvenile Justice Coordinating Council and Madison County Mental Retardation Board, and a member of Sierra Club.
Education: Bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1975; J.D. from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1978.
Main issues: Brooks said America’s growing debt is one of the most pressing issues facing the nation, and as the economy regrows from the pandemic crisis, action must be taken to curtail spending. He said he wants to limit the flow of immigrants who “stress our welfare system and compete with American citizens for jobs.” Brooks is also a strong opponent of Obamacare and said he would like to see a full repeal of the health care law.
Total contributions so far: $2.77 million
Top contributors: $1.36 million from Club for Growth PAC; $690,667 from WinRed, an online platform that raises money for Republican candidates.
Campaign info: https://mobrooks.com/