Congressman Alex X. Mooney and his wife live in Charles Town in Jefferson County with their three children. Their third child, Gabrielle, was born in Charleston, West Virginia in October 2014. The son of a Cuban refugee and Vietnam veteran, Alex grew up with a deep sense of appreciation for the American ideals of individual freedom and personal responsibility.
Alexâ€™s mother, Lala, was born and raised in Fidel Castroâ€™s Cuba, where she and other members of her family were thrown into jail for seven weeks for opposing Castroâ€™s communist regime. When she was 21, Lala escaped Cuba and fled to America with barely a penny to her name.
Alexâ€™s father, Vincent, was sent to Vietnam when Lala was expecting their first child. He served as an Engineering Captain and was awarded the Bronze Star.
Listening to his parentsâ€™ inspiring stories, Alex knew from a young age that he wanted to spend his life