Bonnie Brown

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Bonnie Brown
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West Virginia House of Delegates District 30
Incumbent
In office
1990-1994, 2001-December 1, 2012
Years in position (current service)13
Years in position (previous service)4
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$20,000/year
Per diem$131/day during session
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sMorris Harvey College, 1973
Personal
BirthdayOctober 5, 1942
Place of birthSan Francisco, CA
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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Bonnie Brown (b. October 5, 1942) was a Democratic member of the West Virginia House of Delegates. She represented District 30 from 2000 to 2012. Previously, Brown served in the West Virginia State House of Delegates from 1982 to 1988, and 1990 to 1994.

Brown attended Oregon State University from 1963 to 1965. She went on to attend the University of Idaho from 1965 to 1969. She then earned her B.A. from Morris Harvey College in 1973.

Brown was a consultant for various contracts from 1994 to 1997. In 1997 she worked as Executive Director for the South Charleston Chamber of Commerce. She then worked in Government Relations from 1995 to 1999.[1]

Committee assignments

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Issues

Campaign themes

Brown's campaign website highlights the following beliefs:

Excerpts:

  • I believe people deserve a living wage. I supported the raise in the minimum wage passed this year.
  • I believe affordable health care is critical. I supported legislation to make low cost pre-paid basic care and discounted basic health insurance plans available to citizens without insurance. Expanding CHIPS will ensure that children will have access to healthcare. I supported legislation to reduce scheduled PEIA premium increases.
  • I believe that we need to address public safety in the Kanawha Valley. I support additional homeland security measures for our chemical plants.
  • I believe people should be able to obtain mental health services. I sponsored legislation to improve our mental health system.
  • I believe that we should keep the PROMISE. The PROMISE scholarship has allowed thousands of our children to stay in state for school. This success has caused funding needs to grow. The legislature fully funded the program.
  • I believe that we must continue to grow our economy. I supported legislation to allow local governments to consolidate services if approved by voters. I supported legislation to help WV-Tech and to protect private property rights by tightening eminent domain laws.

Elections

2012

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2012

Brown ran for re-election in the 2012 election for West Virginia House of Delegates, District 35. Brown advanced past the May 8 primary election and was defeated in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[2][3][4]

2010

See also: West Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2010

Brown was re-elected to the West Virginia House of Delegates District 30. She was one of fourteen candidates running for the seven District 30 Delegate positions on the ballot in the November 2, 2010, general election. She was opposed in the general election by Republican candidates Daniel "Rick" Barnett, Michael Scott Hall, Brian F. Hicks, Fred Joseph, Eric Nelson, Jim Strawn, and Steve Sweeney; Democratic incumbents Nancy Guthrie, Barbara Hatfield, Mark Hunt, Douglas Skaff, Jr., Sharon Spencer, and Danny Wells. The seven top vote-getters were elected.[5][6][7][8]

West Virginia House of Delegates, District 30 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff, Jr. (D) 19,335 8.79%
Green check mark transparent.png Eric Nelson (R) 17,603 8.00%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Wells (D) 17,197 7.81%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Hatfield (D) 17,186 7.81%
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Brown (D) 16,920 7.69%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hunt (D) 16,498 7.50%
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Guthrie (D) 16,301 7.41%
Sharon Spencer (D) 15,686 7.13%
Fred Joseph (R) 15,329 6.97%
Brian Hicks (R) 15,001 6.82%
Michael Hall(R) 14,923 6.78%
James Strawn (R) 14,180 6.44%
Daniel Barnett (R) 12,119 5.51%
Steven Sweeney (R) 11,808 5.37%
West Virginia State Senate, District 30 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff, Jr. (D) 6,520 9.26%
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Louise Brown (D) 6,485 9.21%
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Ann Hatfield (D) 5,823 8.27%
Green check mark transparent.png Daniel Bundy Wells (D) 5,447 7.74%
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Marie Spencer (D) 3,338 11.44%
Green check mark transparent.png Mark A. Hunt (D) 5,158 7.33%
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Peoples Guthrie (D) 4,934 7.01%
E. C. "Bud" Anderson (D) 2,488 3.53%
Rod Harless (D) 2,374 3.37%
Joseph Andre Wallace(D) 1,961 2.79%
Steven Arlo Cook (D) 1,653 2.35%
Gary Eugene Holstein (D) 1,490 2.12%
Harold Verdayne Meade, Jr. (D) 1,273 1.81%

2008

In Brown was re-elected to the West Virginia House District 30. Douglas Skaff (D) finished with 24,625 votes and was followed by Danny Wells (D) with 24,019 votes, Bonnie Brown (D) with 23,353 votes, Barbara Hatfield (D) with 22,709 votes, Mark Hunt (D) with 21,635 votes, Sharon Spencer (D) with 21,541 votes, Nancy Guthrie (D) with 20,285 votes, Fred Jospeh (R) with 18,653 votes, John Miller (R) with 17,992 votes, Bud Anderson (R) with 16,217 votes, Todd Carden (R) with 15,286 votes, Victoria Casey (R) with 14,250 votes, Edward Burgess (R) with 13,282 votes, Lance Vaughan (R) with 12,733 votes and John Welbourn (R) with 3,940 votes. Brown raised $42,622 for his campaign fund.[9]

West Virginia House District 30
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Douglas Skaff (D) 24,265
Green check mark transparent.png Danny Wells (D) 24,019
Green check mark transparent.png Bonnie Brown (D) 23,353
Green check mark transparent.png Barbara Hatfield (D) 22,709
Green check mark transparent.png Mark Hunt (D) 21,635
Green check mark transparent.png Sharon Spencer (D) 21,541
Green check mark transparent.png Nancy Guthrie (D) 20,285
Fred Joseph (R) 18,653
John Miller (R) 17,992
Bud Anderson (R) 16,217
Todd Carden (R) 15,286
Victoria Casey (R) 14,250
Edward Burgess (R) 13,282
Lance Vaughan (R) 12,733
John Welbourn (M) 3,940

Campaign donors

2010

In 2010, when Brown most recently won re-election to the House of Delegates, she collected $47,487 in donations.[10]

Her largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
West Virginia Federation of Teachers $2,250
West Virginia Trial Lawyers Association $2,000
West Virginia AFL-CIO $2,000
West Virginia Appalachian Laborers District Council $2,000
West Virginia Building & Construction Trades Council $2,000

Personal

Brown and her husband, Gary, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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West Virginia House of Representatives District 30
2000–2012
Succeeded by
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