Melvin Brown

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Melvin Brown
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Utah House of Representatives District 53
Incumbent
In office
1987 - 2001, 2007 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position (current service)7
Years in position (previous service)14
PartyRepublican
Leadership
House Speaker, Utah House of Representatives
1995 - 1998
Compensation
Base salary$273/day
Per diem$95/day (lodging)
$39/day (meals)
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2006
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sUtah State University
Personal
BirthdayFebruary 15, 1938
Place of birthHenefer, UT
ProfessionConsultant
Websites
Office website
CandidateVerification
Melvin R. Brown (b. February 15, 1938) is a Republican member of the Utah House of Representatives, representing District 53. He was first elected to the chamber in 2006.

Biography

Brown earned his B.S. in Education from Utah State University. He went on to do Graduate Work in Educational Psychology at the University of Utah.

Brown currently works as a Farmer and Consultant.

Brown previously served in the Utah State House of Representatives from 1986 to 2000. From 1993 to 1994, he served as House Assistant Majority Whip. He then served as House Speaker from 1995 to 1998.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

Utah Committee Assignments, 2013
Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment
Revenue and Taxation
Rural Development Legislative Liaison

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2014

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Utah House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 20, 2014. Ray Worthen was unopposed in the Democratic convention. Incumbent Melvin Brown defeated Blaine Hone and John B. Zimmerman in the Republican convention. Worthen and Brown will face off in the general election.[1]

2012

See also: Utah House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown won re-election in the 2012 election for Utah House of Representatives District 53. He defeated John Zimmerman in the Republican convention and ran unopposed in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2]

2010

On November 2, 2010, Brown won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 53.[3]

Utah House of Representatives, District 53 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Melvin Brown (R) 6,905
Glenn J. Wright (D) 4,161
Clyde Beutler (C) 579

2008

On November 4, 2008, Brown won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives, District 53 defeating opponent Katherine Lofft (D).

Brown raised $19,491 for his campaign while Lofft raised $29,796.[4]

Utah State House of Representatives, District 53 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Melvin Brown (R) 8,671
Katherine Lofft (D) 7,239

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 1990. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $203,384 during that time period. This information was last updated on June 15, 2013.[5]

Melvin Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Utah State House, District 53 Won $29,149
2010 Utah State House, District 53 Won $32,453
2008 Utah State House, District 53 Won $19,491
2006 Utah State House, District 53 Won $28,621
2004 Utah State Senate, District 19 Defeated $1,362
1998 Utah State House, District 45 Won $47,903
1996 Utah State House, District 45 Won $37,510
1990 Utah State House, District 45 Won $6,895
Grand Total Raised $203,384

2012

Brown won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $29,149.
Utah House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Melvin Brown's campaign in 2012
Operating Engineers Local 3$2,000
Education First$1,500
Reagan Outdoor Advertising$1,000
Utah Hospitals & Health Systems Association$1,000
Altria$1,000
Total Raised in 2012$29,149
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brown won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2010. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $32,453.

2008

Brown won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2008. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $19,491.

2006

Brown won election to the Utah House of Representatives in 2006. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $28,621.

2004

Brown lost the election for the Utah State Senate in 2004. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $1,362.

1998

Brown won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1998. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $47,903.

1996

Brown won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1996. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $37,510.

1990

Brown won re-election to the Utah House of Representatives in 1990. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $6,895.

Scorecards

The Libertas Institute Index

See also: The 2013 Libertas Institute Legislative Index

The Libertas Institute is a libertarian-leaning think tank located in Utah.[6] Each year the organization releases a Legislative Index for Utah State Representatives and Senators.

2010

Melvin Brown received an index rating of 60%.

2011

Melvin Brown received an index rating of 46%.

2012

Melvin Brown received an index rating of 43%.

2013

Melvin Brown received an index rating of 42%.

The Sutherland Institute Scorecard

See also: The 2012 Sutherland Institute Legislative Score Card

The Sutherland Institute, "a conservative public policy think tank" in Utah, releases its Scorecard for Utah State Representatives and Senators once a year. The Score Card gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on specific issues which the Sutherland Institute thought were pro-conservative policies.[7]

2012

Melvin Brown received a score of 91% in the 2012 scorecard.[8]

Personal

Brown and his wife, Jolene Rasband, have four children.

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