Chris Brown, New Jersey
|New Jersey General Assembly District 2|
|2012 - Present|
|January 12, 2016|
|Years in position||2|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 5, 2013|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next general||November 3, 2015|
|J.D.||Widener University School of Law|
|Years of service||1987-2009|
|Citations||Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge|
|Birthday||August 3, 1964|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Endorsements
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Additional reading
- 10 External links
- 11 References
Brown earned his B.A. from Rutgers University and his J.D. from the Widener University School of Law. His professional experience includes working as an attorney and owner of Christopher A. Brown Counselors at Law. Brown served as a Major in the U.S. Army from 1987 to 2009. He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. He also served in the Iraq War, returning to service in 2009.
At the beginning of the 2014 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:
|New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2014|
|• Regulatory Oversight|
|• Tourism and Gaming|
In the 2012-2013 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:
|New Jersey Committee Assignments, 2012|
|• Financial Institutions and Insurance|
|• Tourism and the Arts|
2nd District debate
On September 15, the District 2 Assembly candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and The Press of Atlantic City.
Brown won re-election in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 2. Brown was bracketed with John F. Amodeo. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He and Vincent Mazzeo (D) defeated incumbent John Amodeo (R), Nick Russo (D) and Gary Stein (BPM) in the general election, which took place on November 5, 2013.
On November 8, 2011, Brown won election to District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He and John Amodeo won the Republican primary unopposed. They then defeated Alisa Cooper and Damon Tyner in the November 8 general election.
Asbury Park Press
District 2 was one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two were Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 was roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).
When assembly incumbent Vincent Polistina (R) chose to run for the State Senate, NJ Spotlight identified District 2 as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting, District 2 gained Democratic communities, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.
Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2011. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $289,515 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 15, 2013.
|Chris Brown's Campaign Contribution History|
|2011||New Jersey General Assembly, District 2||$289,515|
|Grand Total Raised||$289,515|
2011Brown won election to the New Jersey General Assembly in 2011. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $289,515.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chris Brown, New Jersey's campaign in 2011|
|Assembly Republican Victory||$9,098|
|New Jobs Business PAC of New Jersey||$8,200|
|New Jersey Automobile Dealers Association||$7,200|
|Bramnick for Assembly||$6,549|
|Atlantic County Republican Cmte||$6,325|
|Total Raised in 2011||$289,515|
|Source:Follow the Money|
State leaders pick sides in District 2
Several powerful state leaders have expressed support for their chosen candidates in District 2. Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D) and Chairman of the state Democratic Committee John Wisniewski (D) have personally endorsed the Democratic ticket in District 2, attending a rally in support of the candidates. The Republican candidates have garnered the support of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R), who attended an event for GOP campaign staff in District 2. The visits further highlight the importance of the district in November's election.
Brown is married to his wife Christine. They have three children.
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- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 2," November 1, 2011
- Press of Atlantic City, "Republican 2nd District Assembly candidate Chris Brown announces 'listening tour'," August 1
- Amodeo-Brown Campaign Site
- New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Chris Brown
- Chris Brown Facebook
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- New Jersey Department of State, Official Primary Results
- New Jersey Department of State, Unofficial general election candidates
- Campaign contributions at Follow the money
- Amadeo-Brown for Assembly, "Chris Brown's Biography," access August 11, 2011
- New Jersey Department of Elections, "Official Primary Election Results," Accessed July 26, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "Official general election candidates," September 9, 2013
- Associated Press, "New Jersey - Summary Vote Results," November 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, "2013 Official General Election results," accessed December 6, 2013
- New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- Asbury Park Press, "Race for Legislature is on," September 23, 2011
- NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- followthemoney.org, "Brown, Chris" Accessed August 15, 2013
- Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011
- Press of Atlantic City, "Top New Jersey Democrats rally for 2nd District candidates," October 10, 2011
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