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Tony Brown

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Tony Brown
Kansas House of Representatives District 10
Former representative
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Political party Democratic
Profession Professor
Tony Brown was a Democratic member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing the 10th District. He served from 2009-2011.

Prior to his election to the House, Brown served on the Baldwin City City Council from 2004-2008. He received Master's and Doctoral degrees from Vanderbilt University, and has worked as a professor at Baker University.

A member of the local Chamber of Commerce and Lions club, Brown lives in Baldwin City with his wife Becky and daughter Halley.[1]

Policy Positions

Brown's website lists his legislative goals as educational excellence, affordable health care, and environmental balance.[2]

Brown refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[3]

He does not have any sponsored legislation.

Committee assignments

While a member of the Kansas House of Representatives, Brown served on the following committees:



See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brown lost his bid for re-election to the 10th District seat against Terri Lois Gregory (R). Brown had no opposition in the Democratic primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[4]


On November 4, 2008, Brown was elected to the 10th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating John Coen (R) and William Stewart Starks (L).[5] Brown raised $89,983 for his campaign, while Coen raised $28,901 and Starks raised $0.[6]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 10
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngTony Brown (D) 5,560 49.1%
John Coen (R) 5,140 45.4%
William Stewart Starks (L) 621 5.4%

Campaign donors

In 2008 Brown collected $89,983 in donations.[7]

Four of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Brown, Tony $51,644
Kansas Democratic Party $26,500
Kansas National Education Association $1,000
United Steel Workers District 11 $500

Contact information

Capitol Office

Room: DSOB

Phone: 785-296-7885


External links

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Political offices
Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 10
Succeeded by
Terri Lois Gregory (R)