Rep. Alex Cornell du Houx currently serves the people of Brunswick (District 66) in Maine’s House of Representatives. He serves on the Energy, Utilities and Technology Committee, is chair of the Veterans Caucus, and is vice-chair of the National Council of State Legislatures’ Energy and Agriculture Committee and sits on the Criminal Justice Committee. Alex is a member of the National Council of Environmental Legislatures and Coalition of Legislators for Energy Action Now. He is also a vice-chair of the DNC Veterans Council and member of the DNC Youth Council.
Alex grew up in the small town of Solon and attended Bowdoin College as a Mitchell Scholar. He joined the Marine Reserves in 2002 and was deployed to Iraq with the Marines’ Alpha Company in 2006 – where he spent a year patrolling the streets in and around Fallujah. After his return, Alex continued his work serving Maine’s communities through community and public service. Alex recently received a direct commission as a public affairs officer in the U.S. Navy.
At home in Maine, Alex volunteers and serves on the board of Maine’s Habitat for Humanity and volunteered in local schools for six years. He coaches lacrosse and soccer at Brunswick Junior High School and conducted a year of service with AmeriCorps. Alex also chairs the Mitchell Institute’s Alumni Council and sits on their advisory board, which works to provide opportunity and access to higher education.
Alex led a service trip to Guatemala with the program Safe Passage, to help kids move from working in the city dump to gaining an education. He also worked in Peru to help build playgrounds for children in Lima’s poorest areas. Alex has also traveled with the state department to foster government to government relations in Australia, Indonesia and Malaysia.
He currently works to promote clean energy and jobs in Brunswick and across Maine and is working to improve veterans’ issues both in Maine and nationwide. He worked for the Truman National Security Project on national security and energy issues where he ran Operation Free, a campaign on energy security that won the best public affairs campaign of 2010.