Peter Joffrion falls to Mo Brooks in fifth congressional district race

Brooks has held the position since 2011.

Posted: Nov 6, 2018 11:47 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 11:34 AM

Mo Brooks will continue to represent Alabama's fifth congressional district after beating democratic candidate, Peter Joffrion.

WAAY 31 was at Joffrion's watch party Tuesday night. He said that with the support north Alabama gave Doug Jones, he thought he and his team had a chance at flipping the congressional seat from red to blue.

Joffrion spent more money than other democrats who recently made a run at the seat. Even though he lost, Joffrion said his team still wants to see more democrats in office nationwide.

"It's not like you can flip a switch and everything changes. It takes time and it's a process, and we are beginning that process in the state of Alabama and there's no turning back," Joffrion said.

Joffrion said he's not sure what his next move is, but he will continue to support the democratic party.

Joffrion is a north Alabama native. After graduating from law school at the University of Alabama, he came back to Huntsville and started his 22-year career as the Huntsville city attorney.

During Joffrion's time as city attorney, Huntsville saw major economic developments like Bridge Street Town Centre, Parkway Place Mall and Remington coming to Huntsville. He retired from the position in 2015 and remains an active community and church member.

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