By Brandon Moseley
Alabama Political Reporter
Sunday, June 11, 2017, Congressman Mike Rogers (R-Saks) announced that he is endorsed fellow Congressman Mo Brooks (R-Huntsville) for the United States Senate seat formerly held by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
US Representative Mike Rogers said in a statement, “Congressman Mo Brooks is one of the most principled conservatives I know. I am confident Mo Brooks will fight every day in the US Senate for the conservative values we hold dear in Alabama. Mo is an unwavering proponent of strictly enforcing immigration law, reducing the size and scope of government, and of restoring Constitutional order. I have served with Mo for 6 years and know him as the fighter that the people of Alabama want to represent them in the US Senate.”
US Representative Mo Brooks said, “I am greatly honored to receive the endorsement of my colleague, Congressman Mike Rogers of Alabama’s Third Congressional District. Mike knows I’m a proven conservative, and has first-hand knowledge of my work ethic and my principled stances on behalf of our State and country.”
Congressman Rogers is Chairman of the House Armed Services Strategic Forces Subcommittee, of which Congressman Brooks is a member.
Mike Rogers has served Alabama in the US House of Representatives since 2003. Mo Brooks joined the U.S. House of Representatives in 2011.
Brooks has received an impressive list of endorsements in the last week including: Congressman Mike Rogers, Mark Levine, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and State Representative Arnold Mooney (R-Indian Springs).
Rep. Brooks is currently serving his fourth term in the US House of Representatives.
Brooks previously served in the Alabama House of Representatives for three terms. When he was elected in 1982, Brooks was the only Republican member of the House north of Birmingham. Brooks also has been Madison County District Attorney, Madison County Commissioner, a law clerk, and Tuscaloosa County Assistant DA.
Rep. Brooks graduated from Grissom High School in 1972. He graduated from Duke University with a double major in political science and economics. In 1978, he graduated from the University of Alabama Law School.
Congressman Brooks serves on the Armed Services; Science, Space, and Technology; and Foreign Affairs Committees.
Mo Brooks is married to Martha Jenkins of Toledo. Martha is a retired CPA and a former middle school teacher. Mo and Martha have four children and eight grandchildren.
The Special Primary Election for the US Senate seat will take place on August 15, 2017. If necessary, the major party primary runoffs will be on September 26. The General Election will be December 12.