J. Paul Brown

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J. Paul Brown
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Colorado House of Representatives, District 59
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives
District 59
January 12, 2011-2013
Bachelor'sAnimal Science, New Mexico State University (1975)
Place of birthFour Corners
Campaign website
J. Paul Brown is a Republican member-elect of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 59.

He held the same seat from 2011 to 2013. He was previously a member of the La Plata County Commission and the Ignacio School Board of Directors.


Brown earned his B.S. in Animal Science from New Mexico State University in 1975. His professional experience includes working as a rancher.[1]

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brown served on these committees:

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2011
Health, Insurance and Environment
Transportation and Energy
Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources


Campaign themes


Brown's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Colorado Jobs

  • Excerpt: "As the Representative for HD59, I worked to open the free enterprise economic system that has sustained Colorado and our great nation. I will continue to oppose higher taxes, unneeded and costly regulation, and duplicative laws"


  • Excerpt: "Water is the most precious resource on Colorado’s West Slope. As your representative, I will keep working to protect our rights to use water here and advance water storage projects on the Front Range."

Unneeded regulation, Raising Taxes and Using Private Business in Government

  • Excerpt: "We cannot stimulate the economy and create jobs by raising taxes. Government should use private enterprises as much as possible."

The Second Amendment

  • Excerpt: "You have a right to your guns."

Natural Resources

  • Excerpt: "Coloradoans will benefit from using the full range of this state’s abundant natural resources to fuel the vibrant economy we want for our future."



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Michael McLachlan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while J. Paul Brown was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brown defeated McLachlan in the general election.[3][4][5][6]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJ. Paul Brown 50.2% 17,280
     Democratic Michael McLachlan Incumbent 49.8% 17,110
Total Votes 34,390


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 59. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He was defeated by Michael McLachlan (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[7]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike McLachlan 51.1% 21,632
     Republican J. Paul Brown Incumbent 48.9% 20,715
Total Votes 42,347


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Siano ran in the 2010 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 59. Brown was uncontested in the August 10 Republican primary. He defeated Brian O'Donnell (D) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 59 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png J. Paul Brown (R) 16,574
Brian O'Donnell (D) 13,555

Campaign donors


In 2010, Brown raised $60,636 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Rural Electric Association $2,525
Lincoln Club Of Colorado Small Donor Cmte $2,000
The Caci Prosperity Fund $1,000
Brown, J Paul $1,000


Brown and his wife, Debbie, have four children.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ellen Roberts (R)
Colorado House District 59
Succeeded by
Michael McLachlan (D)