By Jackson Blaze Staff
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) announced on Monday that he has selected Marshall Yates to serve as his new chief of staff following the retirement of former Chief of Staff Mark Pettit.
“I’m pleased to announce [that] Marshall Yates will serve as my new chief of staff,” Congressman Brooks stated. “Mark Pettitt’s retirement leaves big shoes to fill, but I’m hopeful Marshall is up to the task.”
Yates has served on Brooks’ legislative staff since February 2017 and as Legislative Director since January 2019.
“It is an honor to step into this role,” said Yates. “Congressman Brooks is a stalwart America first conservative who shares the commonsense conservative principles of the Alabama people. Becoming chief of staff is a dream come true. I’m excited for the challenge, and I plan to channel that excitement into helping Congressman Brooks accomplish his conservative agenda for Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District and America.”
Yates is a 2011 graduate of Auburn University and a 2015 graduate of Samford University’s Cumberland School of Law. He has worked for the Alabama Policy Institute, the Alabama Law Institute, and various Republican campaigns throughout Alabama. He is a member of the Alabama State Bar, the Federalist Society, and the Young Republicans.
“Marshall is passionate about Alabama and Tennessee Valley issues and has worked well with Fifth District residents. I look forward to working closely with Marshall to fight in Washington for policies that benefit the people of Alabama’s Fifth Congressional District and America,” Brooks concluded.