Bradley Byrne, 59, was born and raised in Mobile, just a few miles from the site where his great-great-great grandfather, Gerald Byrne, settled in the 1780’s.
After completing his undergraduate studies at Duke University, Byrne received his law degree from the University of Alabama School of Law. He has practiced law in Mobile for more than 30 years, always active in the local community through various service and economic development organizations.
Byrne served as a member of the Alabama State Board of Education and as a member of the Alabama State Senate representing District 32. In 2007, Byrne was appointed by the Alabama State Board of Education as Chancellor of the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education to serve as the chief executive officer of Alabama’s two-year college system. Byrne was elected to Congress in December 2013, to complete the term of Congressman Jo Bonner, who announced his retirement in May 2013.
In Washington, Congressman Byrne serves on the House Committee on Armed Services, Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Committee on Natural Resources. He has taken an active role in fighting back against a bloated federal government, which he believes has a negative impact on Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Congressman Byrne has worked to promote local industry by improving infrastructure, expanding opportunity, and removing red tape and senseless regulations.
Byrne has been married to the former Rebecca Dukes of Montgomery for 32 years. Rebecca is the President and CEO of The Community Foundation of South Alabama, and they are the parents of four children: Patrick, Kathleen, Laura, and Colin. Bradley lives in Fairhope where he and his family are members of St. James Episcopal Church.