Congressman Jo Bonner

In November 2010, the people of Alabama’s First District voted to return Congressman Jo Bonner to the House of Representatives for a fifth term.

In 2007, the Republican leadership entrusted Congressman Bonner with a seat on the House Appropriations Committee where he has served as a vigilant guardian of the taxpayers’ money, helping to eliminate wasteful and questionable spending. At the beginning of the 111th Congress, Congressman Bonner was named Ranking Republican member of the House Ethics Committee, and he was named Chairman of the full committee for the 112th Congress effective January 5, 2011.

He continues to serve as an assistant on the Republican Whip Team, a position to which he was named as an incoming freshman.

A hallmark of Congressman Bonner’s term in office has been a constituent-first approach. In fact, Mobile’s Press-Register pointed out, “the Mobile Republican has earned a reputation as a tireless and effective advocate for his constituents in southwest Alabama.”

Congressman Bonner came to office at a time when south Alabama’s economy was struggling. During the past eight years, he has worked aggressively alongside local and state leaders recruiting several significant economic projects to the state – projects that will continue to fuel the economic engine of Alabama for generations to come.

A congressional staffer for 18 years, he served as both press secretary and chief of staff to his predecessor, former Congressman Sonny Callahan. Public service has always been at the center of Jo Bonner’s professional life, and he remains an active member in the community serving on numerous boards and civic clubs. Congressman Bonner is married to the former Janée Lambert of Mobile where they reside with their daughter, Lee, age 16, and son, Robins, age 14.

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