30 Facts About Alex Mooney


Alexander Xavier Mooney was born on June 7,1971 and is an American politician serving since 2015 as the US representative from.


Alex Mooney is the first Hispanic person elected to Congress from West Virginia.


In November 2022, Mooney filed to run for US Senate in 2024, for the West Virginia seat occupied by Democrat Joe Manchin.


Alex Mooney's mother, Lala, was a Cuban refugee who escaped political imprisonment at age 21, shortly after the Bay of Pigs Invasion.


Alex Mooney was born in 1971 in Washington, DC, and raised in Frederick, Maryland.


Alex Mooney graduated from Frederick High School, where he was elected president of the student government.


In 2007, Alex Mooney was elected to the Dartmouth College Association of Alumni's executive committee.


From 1999 to 2011, Alex Mooney represented Maryland's 3rd District, which covers parts of Washington and Frederick Counties, in the Maryland Senate.


Alex Mooney served as the National Journalism Center's executive director from 2005 to 2012.


In 1998, Mooney defeated incumbent Republican John W Derr in the primary election and Democrat Ronald S Bird in the general election.


Alex Mooney served on the Maryland Rural Caucus, the Taxpayers Protection Caucus, and the Maryland Veterans Caucus.


On December 11,2010, Alex Mooney was elected chair of the Maryland Republican Party.


In March 2012, Alex Mooney filed as a candidate in the 2014 Republican primary for Maryland's 6th congressional District.


Alex Mooney subsequently had to withdraw his candidacy because he was still Bartlett's part-time outreach director at the time he filed to run.


Alex Mooney subsequently moved to Charles Town, West Virginia, a small town on the state's eastern tip, and declared his candidacy for.


Alex Mooney received the Republican nomination on May 13,2014, beating six other candidates.


Alex Mooney won Berkeley County, in the state's Eastern Panhandle, by 5,000 votes, which was more than his overall margin of 4,900 votes.


Alex Mooney was helped by long coattails from Capito, who carried every county in the state.


Alex Mooney became the first Latino elected to West Virginia's congressional delegation in the state's history.


Meanwhile, most of the eastern portion of the old 2nd, including Alex Mooney's home, was merged with the old 1st district, represented by six-term Republican David McKinley, to form the new 2nd district.


In two May 2022 reports, the Office of Congressional Ethics determined that Alex Mooney had "likely violated House rules and federal law" by accepting impermissible gifts and using official resources for personal purposes.


On November 15,2022, Alex Mooney announced his candidacy for the US Senate in 2024, seeking to challenge incumbent Democratic senator Joe Manchin.


Alex Mooney was among 60 Republicans to oppose condemning Trump's action of withdrawing forces from Syria.


In 2021, Alex Mooney was one of 14 Republican representatives to vote against a resolution condemning the Myanmar coup d'etat.


In June 2021, Alex Mooney was one of 49 House Republicans to vote to repeal the 2002 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.


Alex Mooney has a "B" rating from NORML for his voting record on cannabis-related matters.


In December 2020, Mooney was one of 126 Republican members of the House of Representatives to sign an amicus brief in support of Texas v Pennsylvania, a lawsuit filed at the United States Supreme Court contesting the results of the 2020 presidential election, in which Joe Biden defeated incumbent Donald Trump.


Alex Mooney did not support the objection to Arizona's electoral votes, which was sponsored by Senator Ted Cruz.


Alex Mooney was in the House Chamber listening to the certification debate when Trump supporters attacked the United States Capitol.


Alex Mooney hid in the gallery with other members of Congress before being removed to a safe place.