27 Facts About Alex Mooney


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

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

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

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In 1993, Mooney received his B A in philosophy from Dartmouth College.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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Alex Mooney finished first in 15 of the 17 counties in the congressional district, with 36.

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

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

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In 2016, Alex Mooney defeated Republican primary challenger Marc Savitt, 72.

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In 2018, Mooney defeated former U S State Department official Talley Sergent, 53.

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In 2020, Alex Mooney defeated Republican primary challenger Matt Hann, 71.

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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.

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

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

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In June 2021, Alex Mooney was one of 49 House Republicans to vote to repeal the 2020 Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq.

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

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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.

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

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

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

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