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Brooks to launch Senate try

Mobile City Councilman Ben Brooks will kick off his campaign for the state Senate, District 35 seat with a rally and barbecue  Tuesday, April 18 from 5-7 p.m. at  his campaign headquarters, 5238-E Patmos Plaza on Highway 90 West across from Mobile Lumber.

Brooks will face former state Sen. George Callahan in the Republican primary June 6. The winner will challenge Democratic incumbent state Sen. Gary Tanner in the general election Nov. 7.

Brooks would surrender his City Council seat only if he is successful in becoming south Mobile County's state senator.

A Mobile attorney, Brooks and his wife, Kathy, have three children: Megan, 20; Ben, 19; and Elizabeth, 15. Brooks has resided in the Dog River area of Mobile almost his entire life. He is a member of Cypress Shores Baptist Church.

He joined the Mobile City Council in 2001
after defeating the two-term incumbent,
Mabin Hicks.

Brooks is a 1976 graduate of Theodore
High School, a 1980 graduate of the Univer-
sity of South Alabama; and a 1983 graduate
of the University of Alabama Law School.

Brooks is chairman of the City Council's
finance committee.

Members of the honorary host committee for the event include:

The rally will be catered by Dick Russell's Bar-B-Q.

For more information call 661-0266.