Larry Brown, North Carolina Representative

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Larry Brown
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 73
Retired
In office
2005 - 2013
PartyRepublican
Elections and appointments
First elected2004
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionOwner/Broker Brown Real Estate Company
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Larry Brown (b. February 9, 1943) is a former Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives. He represented District 73 from 2005-2013.

Brown received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Central Wesleyan College in 1971. He served in the United States Navy from 1965 to 1968. He was a United States Postal Service employee from 1985 to 2004. He is currently owner and broker of a real estate company. Brown and his wife, Martha, have two children, Susan and William.

Brown lost the May 8, 2012, Republican primary to challenger Debra Conrad.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

  • Subcommittee on Education
  • Subcommittee on Alcoholic Beverage Control

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

  • Subcommittee on General Government
  • Subcommittee on Community Colleges

Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown ran for re-election in 2012. Redistricting moved him to District 74. He lost to Glenn L. Cobb and Debra Conrad in the May 8, 2012, Republican primary.[2][3][4]

North Carolina House of Representatives District 74 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDebra Conrad 42.8% 4,679
Larry R. Brown Incumbent 29.2% 3,197
Glenn L. Cobb 28% 3,065
Total Votes 10,941

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Brown won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the general election.[5][6]

North Carolina House of Representatives, General Election Results, District 73 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Brown (R) 17,675 100%

2008

On November 4, 2008, Brown won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives.[7] $12,000 was raised for this campaign.[8]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 73
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Larry Brown (R) 26,636
Cary Morris (L) 5,151

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, a year in which Brown was up for re-election, he collected $14,425 in donations.[9]

His largest contributors in 2010 were:

North Carolina House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Larry Brown, North Carolina Representative's campaign in 2010
Brown, Larry$4,000
Brown, William E$4,000
Piedmont Triad Anesthesia$1,000
John Deere & Co$1,000
Barringer, Jasie S & Craig, Mark R$1,000
Total Raised in 2010 $14,425

2008

In 2008, Brown collected $12,000 in donations.[10]

These were the largest contributors in 2008.

Donor Amount
JOHN DEERE & CO $3,000
PIEDMONT TRIAD ANESTHESIA $1,000
BARRINGER, JASIE S & CRAIG, MARK $1,000
NORTH CAROLINA HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION $750

Email Controversy

In September 2010, an email that Brown sent out was leaked and shown to have anti-gay undertones.[11] According to the story, Brown wrote in an email,

  • "I hope all the queers are thrilled to see him. I am sure there will be a couple of legislative fruit loops there in the audience."[11]

The email referred to an award that House Speaker Joe Hackney was receiving from Equality NC Foundation. The organization denounced Brown and is sending boxes of Fruit Loops to Brown's office in correlation to any donations the group receives.[12]

In 1999, while mayor of Kernersville, Brown received scrutiny for name-calling, after he made a derogatory remark about three political leaders in a neighboring town that he was trying to annex. Brown said, "If you added the I-Q's up of all three of the leaders, they wouldn't be smart enough to get into Dorothea Dix [A North Carolina mental hospital]."[13]

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Political offices
Preceded by
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North Carolina House - District 73
2005–2013
Succeeded by
Debra Conrad (R)