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Barry Moore (Alabama politician)

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Barry Moore
Barry Moore 117th U.S Congress.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 2nd district
Assumed office
January 3, 2021
Preceded byMartha Roby
Member of the Alabama House of Representatives
from the 91st district
In office
November 3, 2010 – November 7, 2018
Preceded byTerry Spicer
Succeeded byRhett Marques
Personal details
Born
Felix Barry Moore

(1966-09-26) September 26, 1966 (age 54)
Enterprise, Alabama, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)
Heather Hopper
(m. 1992)
Children4
EducationEnterprise State Community College (AS)
Auburn University (BS)
Signature
WebsiteHouse website

Felix Barry Moore (born September 26, 1966) is an American politician serving as the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 2nd congressional district since 2021. He represented the 91st district in the Alabama House of Representatives from from 2010 to 2018.[1]

In May 2017, Moore announced his candidacy for the House of Representatives for Alabama's 2nd congressional district against incumbent Republican representative Martha Roby.[2] He finished third in the 2018 Republican primary. After Roby announced in July 2019 that she would not run for reelection in 2020, Moore announced his candidacy for the open seat[3] and advanced to a runoff election against Jeff Coleman. Moore defeated Coleman to win the Republican nomination[4] and defeated Democrat Phyllis Harvey-Hall in the general election.

Moore is one of 147 Republican lawmakers who voted to overturn results in the 2020 presidential election.[5]

Early life and education

Barry Moore grew up on a farm in Coffee County, and attended Enterprise State Community College.[6][7] He later attended Auburn University, where he received a degree in agricultural science in 1992. While attending Auburn, Moore was enlisted in the Alabama National Guard.

In 1998, Moore founded Barry Moore Industries, a waste hauling company.

Alabama House of Representatives

Moore was elected to the Alabama House of Representatives in 2010, defeating Democratic incumbent Terry Spicer.[8] PACs controlled by Mike Hubbard contributed more than $150,000 to his campaign.[8]

Two months after Moore was elected to the State House, he and his wife were awarded a contract with the Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM). Total payments from ADEM from 2011 through 2013 were $64,612.[8][9]

In April 2014, Moore was arrested for felony perjury and lying to authorities during a grand jury investigation into Hubbard, Moore's friend and mentor.[10] In late 2014, Moore was acquitted of all charges.[8][11]

U.S. House of Representatives

Elections

2018

In 2018, Moore challenged incumbent U.S. Representative Martha Roby in the Republican primary for AL-02, placing third behind Roby and former U.S. Representative Bobby Bright.[6]

2020

Moore again sought the nomination in 2020, placing second in the Republican primary and defeating Dothan businessman Jeff Coleman in the runoff.[12] He defeated Democratic nominee Phyllis Harvey-Hall in the general election with 65.2% of the vote.

Tenure

On January 6, 2021, Moore objected to the certification of the 2020 U.S. presidential election results in Congress. On January 7, he was one of 147 Republican members of Congress to vote to overturn the results immediately after the storming of the U.S. Capitol.[13] On January 10, Moore drew criticism for two posts on Twitter, one of which echoed the false claim of "stealing an election on November 3rd." Both tweets appeared to understate the seriousness of the armed insurrection at the United States Capitol, and Twitter temporarily suspended his account as a result. In response, Moore deactivated his account, alleging censorship of conservative voices.[14] His government account is still operating.

In February 2021, Moore voted against the American Rescue Plan, calling it a "blue state bailout".[15] The same month, he co-signed Bob Good's The Right To Earn A Living Act, which would make state and local governments that implement pandemic-related stay-at-home orders ineligible for funding through the Coronavirus Relief Fund.[16]

In March 2021, during a House vote on a measure condemning the Myanmar coup d'état that overwhelmingly passed, Moore was one of 14 House Republicans to vote against it, for reasons reported to be unclear.[17]

In June 2021, Moore was one of 21 House Republicans to vote against a resolution to give the Congressional Gold Medal to police officers who defended the U.S. Capitol on January 6.[18]

In June 2021, Moore was one of 49 House Republicans to vote to repeal the AUMF against Iraq.[19][20]

In July 2021, Moore voted against the bipartisan ALLIES Act, which would increase by 8,000 the number of special immigrant visas for allies of the U.S. military during its invasion of Afghanistan, while also reducing some application requirements that caused long application backlogs; the bill passed in the House 407–16.[21] Later in August 2021, after the Taliban gained control of Afghanistan, Moore called the American withdrawal from Afghanistan "a painful betrayal of our Afghan allies".[21]

Committee assignments

[22]

Caucus memberships

Electoral history

Republican primary results, 2018
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Martha Roby (incumbent) 36,708 39.0
Republican Bobby Bright 26,481 28.1
Republican Barry Moore 18,177 19.3
Republican Rich Hobson 7,052 7.5
Republican Tommy Amason 5,763 6.1
Total votes 94,181 100.0
Republican primary results, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Jeff Coleman 39,738 38.1
Republican Barry Moore 21,354 20.4
Republican Jessica Taylor 20,763 19.9
Republican Troy King 15,145 14.5
Republican Terri Hasdorff 5,207 5.0
Republican Thomas W. Brown 1,395 1.3
Republican Bob Rogers 824 0.8
Total votes 104,426 100.0%
Republican primary runoff results, 2020
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Moore 51,715 60.0%
Republican Jeff Coleman 34,503 40.0%
Total votes 86,218 100.0%
Alabama’s 2nd congressional district, 2020[24]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Barry Moore 197,996 65.2
Democratic Phyllis Harvey-Hall 105,286 34.7
Write-in 287 0.1
Total votes 303,569 100.0
Republican hold

Personal life

Moore is married to Heather Moore.[8] On August 21, 2021, he announced that he and his wife had tested positive for COVID-19.[25]

References

  1. ^ "Barry Moore". Legislature.state.al.us. Archived from the original on February 4, 2017. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  2. ^ "Barry Moore challenging Martha Roby for House seat". al. May 12, 2017.
  3. ^ "Enterprise's Barry Moore to run for U.S. House of Representatives". AL.com. May 5, 2019. Retrieved May 5, 2019.
  4. ^ "Barry Moore wins in District 2 GOP runoff". al. July 15, 2020.
  5. ^ Yourish, Karen; Buchanan, Larry; Lu, Denise (January 7, 2021). "The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved July 1, 2021.
  6. ^ a b Bryan Lyman (February 14, 2020). "Barry Moore hitting veteran status in congressional run". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  7. ^ "Barry Moore for US Congress |".
  8. ^ a b c d e Bill Britt (June 15, 2020). "A brief look at candidate Barry Moore". Alabama Political Reporter. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  9. ^ Britt, Bill. "Rep. Barry Moore Receives Thousands in Taxpayer Dollars". Alabama Political Reporter. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  10. ^ "AL Rep. Barry Moore of Enterprise arrested on felony charges". WSFA 12 News. April 24, 2014. Retrieved November 25, 2020.
  11. ^ Cliff Sims. "Alabama Rep. Barry Moore not guilty on all counts". Yellowhammer News. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  12. ^ Bryan Lyman (July 14, 2020). "Barry Moore defeats Jeff Coleman for GOP nomination in 2nd Congressional District". Montgomery Advertiser. Retrieved August 15, 2020.
  13. ^ Yourish, Karen; Buchanan, Larry; Lu, Denise (January 7, 2021). "The 147 Republicans Who Voted to Overturn Election Results". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  14. ^ Specker, Lawrence. "Rep. Barry Moore deletes Twitter account after suspension, controversial Capitol riot tweets". AL.com. Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  15. ^ "Rep. Moore to oppose Pelosi's progressive state payout bill". Barry Moore. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  16. ^ Thornton, Henry (February 18, 2021). "U.S. Rep. Barry Moore wants to block federal COVID-19 relief funds to states that implement lockdowns". Yellowhammer News. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  17. ^ Diaz, Daniella; Wilson, Kristin (March 19, 2021). "14 House Republicans vote against a measure condemning military coup in Myanmar". CNN. Retrieved March 24, 2021.
  18. ^ Grayer, Annie; Wilson, Kristin (June 16, 2021). "21 Republicans vote no on bill to award Congressional Gold Medal for January 6 police officers". CNN. Retrieved June 16, 2021.
  19. ^ https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/house-set-repeal-2002-iraq-war-authorization-n1271107
  20. ^ https://clerk.house.gov/evs/2021/roll172.xml
  21. ^ a b Quarshie, Mabinty (August 17, 2021). "These 16 Republicans voted against speeding up visas for Afghans fleeing the Taliban". USA Today. Retrieved August 18, 2021.
  22. ^ "Rep. Barry Moore to Serve on House Agriculture Committee, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs in 117th Congress | Representative Barry Moore". barrymoore.house.gov. Retrieved February 2, 2021.
  23. ^ "Committees and Caucuses | Representative Barry Moore". barrymoore.house.gov. Retrieved February 28, 2021.
  24. ^ "State of Alabama - Canvass of Results -" (PDF). Alabama Secretary of State. Retrieved November 23, 2020.
  25. ^ https://apnews.com/article/health-coronavirus-pandemic-3817cb07d1051fb581bf3e714bed971a

External links

U.S. House of Representatives
Preceded by
Martha Roby
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Alabama's 2nd congressional district

2021 –present
Incumbent
U.S. order of precedence (ceremonial)
Preceded by
Mariannette Miller-Meeks
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Succeeded by
Blake Moore
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