K.L. Brown

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K.L. Brown
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Alabama House of Representatives District 40
In office
Term ends
November 5, 2018
Years in position 5
Base salary$10/day
Per diem$4,308/month
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedFebruary 16, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limitsN/A
OtherKentucky School of Mortuary Science, Louisville, 1971
Date of birthJune 27, 1951
Place of birthLineville, AL
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Office website
K.L. Brown (b. June 27, 1951) is a Republican member of the Alabama House of Representatives, representing District 40. He was elected in a special election held February 16, 2010, to replace Lea Fite who died while in office.

Brown defeated Democrat Ricky Whaley by a vote of 3,422 to 2,575.[1]


Brown attended the University of South Alabama, the University of Montevallo and Jacksonville State University. He graduated from the Kentucky School of Mortuary Science, Louisville in 1971. His professional experience includes working as owner and president of K. L. Brown Memory Chapel and K. L. Brown Funeral Home and Cremation Center.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

Alabama Committee Assignments, 2015
Agriculture and Forestry
Children and Senior Advocacy, Chair
Economic Development and Tourism


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



See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Alabama House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014; a runoff election took place where necessary on July 15, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 7, 2014. Ted Copland defeated Lindsay Ford in the Democratic primary. Incumbent K.L. Brown was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brown defeated Copland in the general election.[2][3][4][5]

Alabama House of Representatives District 40, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKoven L. (K.L.) Brown Incumbent 71% 7,452
     Democratic Ted Copland 28.9% 3,035
     NA Write-In 0.1% 11
Total Votes 10,498

Alabama House of Representatives, District 40 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngTed Copland 57.6% 292
Lindsay Ford 42.4% 215
Total Votes 507


See also: Alabama House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brown won re-election to the 40th District seat in 2010. He had no primary opposition. He defeated Ricky Whaley in the November 2 general election.[6]

Alabama House of Representatives, District 40 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png K.L. Brown (R) 8,587
Ricky Whaley (D) 5,148

February 2010

In February 2010, Brown was elected to the 40th District Seat in the Alabama House of Representatives, defeating opponents Ricky Whaley (D) and Carol Hagan (Ind).[7]

Alabama State House, District 40 (2006)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png K.L. Brown (R) 3,422
Ricky Whaley (D) 2,575
Carol Hagan (Ind) 156

Campaign donors


In 2010, Brown raised $182,010 in contributions.[8]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Alabama Republican Party $63,715
Business Council Of Alabama $36,000
Republican State Leadership Cmte $15,000
Alabama Farmers Federation $5,560
State legislative candidates endorsed by Tea Party organizations



In 2010, Brown's endorsements included the following:[9]

  • The Alabama Tea Party Express


Brown and his wife, Mandee, have one child.


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Political offices
Preceded by
Lea Fite
Alabama House of Representatives District 40
Feb. 2010-present
Succeeded by