|North Carolina House of Representatives District 9|
|January 1, 2015|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
Brown's professional experience includes owning Rep Express Catering, a small business in Greensville, North Carolina.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:
|North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Commerce and Job Development|
|• Education, Vice Chair|
|• Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs|
|• Regulatory Reform|
Brown's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "Brian believes the traditional family is the cornerstone of our future. He believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. As your Representative, Brian promoted pro-life policies and helped reverse the pro-abortion policies that have been present in this state for many years. Interested in why Brian is so pro-life? Just ask him and he will share the story of his life."
- Excerpt: "As a businessman, Brian knows that in order to grow the economy, we must create an environment where businesses can flourish and create jobs. Government needs to get out of the way, so that entrepreneurs and innovators can thrive. Brian, worked to develop legislation that helps businesses of all sizes have the confidence to hire, grow, & prosper."
- Excerpt: "Brian believes that we should place the focus back on the classroom and create a school system that places emphasis on teacher development while cutting the bureaucracy out of our system in order to allow funding to reside at the local level. He also believes that parental choice is the most valuable asset we can provide our students."
2nd Amendment Rights
- Excerpt: "Our constitutional freedom to keep and bear arms is part of the very fabric of our state. Brian has fought to protect our 2nd Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens and pushed to increase criminal penalties for those who don’t. He will oppose any any future legislation that infringes upon the legal ownership of guns in our state."
- Excerpt: "Brian believes that only through regional partnerships will the eastern part of our state grow and prosper. Transportation, education, medical, and manufacturing are all dependent upon Pitt County serving as the regional hub. We must be good neighbors and foster a relationship that focuses on the future. Brian believes that leveraging both public and private economic development funding throughout our dynamic region will change our economic environment for future generations."
Brown's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Cut wasteful spending
- Excerpt: "Brian believes that government must operate like most Americans run their homes, on a budget. A common Sense approach of "you cannot spend more money than you take in" is a must for our state."
- Excerpt: "Brian believes that true economic development can only be created through an environment where private citizens and business are able to retain as much of their hard earned money as possible and are able to reinvest in our local communities through consumer spending and job creation."
Improve economic environment for private sector job creation
- Excerpt: "Brian believes that with lower taxes, smaller government and less regulations we can continue to make North Carolina a better place to create new jobs and recruit businesses looking to relocate."
Less government and more freedom
- Excerpt: "Brian believes strongly that a government with fewer regulations and rules that hinder business growth and development is a government that understands economic development."
- Excerpt: "Brian is here today due to a very strong mother and her anti-abortion values."
Preservation of traditional marriage
- Excerpt: "Brian believes strongly that marriage is and should always remain defined as a union between one man and one women."
Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on May 6, 2014. The general election took place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Brian Brown defeated Ashley Bleau in the Republican primary, while Uriah Ward was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Brown defeated Ward in the general election.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 9 General Election, 2014|
|Republican||Brian Brown Incumbent||60.1%||13,474|
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 9 Republican Primary, 2014|
|Brian Brown Incumbent||71.7%||3,134|
Brown ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 9. He defeated Jack Wall in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012 and defeated incumbent Marian N. McLawhorn (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|North Carolina House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012|
|Democratic||Marian McLawhorn Incumbent||48.5%||18,644|
|North Carolina House of Representatives District 9 Republican Primary, 2012|
Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $96,109 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.
|Brian Brown's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||North Carolina House of Representatives, District 9||$96,109|
|Grand Total Raised||$96,109|
2012Brown won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $96,109.
|North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brian Brown's campaign in 2012|
|North Carolina Republican Party||$22,106|
|Dunn, Billy R||$6,125|
|Everette Jr, Royce E||$4,250|
|Citizens for Susan Martin||$4,000|
|Total Raised in 2012||$96,109|
|Source:Follow the Money|
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Brown and his wife, Rochelle, have two children. They currently reside in Greenville, North Carolina.
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- Campaign contributions via Follow the Money: 2012
- Official campaign website, "Issues," accessed April 17, 2014
- votebrianbrown.com - Issues
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Primary Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed March 7, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "General Election Candidate List Grouped by Contest," accessed August 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 Primary Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "2012 General Election Results," accessed June 12, 2014
- North Carolina State Board of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," accessed June 22, 2012
- followthemoney.org, "Brown, Brian Mathew," accessed August 29, 2013
Marian N. McLawhorn (D)
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