From the Office to Congressman Mo Brooks
First 5th District Republican Incumbent to be Re-Elected in 136 Years
Huntsville, AL – Congressman Mo Brooks (AL-05) has been re-elected to represent Alabama’s 5th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives with approximately 67 percent of the vote, a nearly 10 percent higher margin of victory than 2010. Congressman Brooks joined Madison County Republican candidates and a crowd of enthusiastic supporters at their victory party at the Space and Rocket Center.
In 2010, Mo Brooks became the first Republican elected from Alabama’s 5th Congressional District in 136 years when he defeated Democrat Steve Raby with 58 percent of the vote. In 2012, Congressman Mo Brooks became the first Republican in history reelected from Alabama’s 5th Congressional District by defeating Democrat Charlie Holley by approximately 67 percent to 33 percent.
Rep. Brooks said:
“I am grateful for the enthusiastic support of Tennessee Valley voters, both during my first term in Congress and during my first re-election as an incumbent. This landslide win reflects that I kept the promises I made when running in 2010. In the term ahead, I will fight to protect our national defense, guard our nation against insolvency and bankruptcy, and defend our liberties under the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution. Our nation faces a difficult and challenging recovery, and I am grateful for the support of North Alabamians that will enable me to keep fighting to restore America’s economic prosperity.
“I believe our historically large victory margin is the direct result of three things. First, I’ve been blessed with a fantastic Congressional staff that has done its job exceedingly well. Second, I have met with more than 80,000 Tennessee Valley residents in over 1,100 meetings during the past two years. The best way to communicate with constituents is face-to-face, unfiltered by news media time and space constraints. Third, Tennessee Valley residents appreciate the leadership and solutions I’ve offered to America’s very difficult challenges. The ‘easy path’ is to pander to voters by telling them what they want to hear and voting for everything everyone wants, regardless of whether we can afford it. The ‘easy path’ created a $16 trillion dollar debt that threatens America’s future with insolvency and bankruptcy. America needs an honest, adult discussion about our financial situation. I’ve offered that candor as best I can.
“Finally, Martha and I want to offer our grateful thanks to all the voters who supported us, and to all the volunteers who spent long hours with us on the campaign trail. I’m looking forward to a successful second term in Washington representing Tennessee Valley citizens.”
Rep. Brooks was elected to his first term in Congress in 2010. Following re-districting, the new Fifth District is composed of Lauderdale, Limestone, Madison, and Morgan counties, and most of Jackson County.