Republican politician who was the U.S. Representative for Alabama's 1st congressional district from 2003 to 2013.
He graduated in 1982 from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa with a degree in journalism.
Between 2004 and 2010 he won all four of his re-election bids with more than 62% of the vote.
He has two children with his wife Janee.
In 2002 he defeated Tom Young, chief of staff to U.S. Senator Richard Shelby, to become a Representative.