|West Virginia House of Delegates District 30|
|1990-1994, 2001-December 1, 2012|
|Years in position (current service)||14|
|Years in position (previous service)||4|
|Per diem||$131/day during session|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 2, 2010|
|Bachelor's||Morris Harvey College, 1973|
|Date of birth||October 5, 1942|
|Place of birth||San Francisco, CA|
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.
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brown served on these committees:
- Children, Juveniles and Other Issues Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
- Constitutional Revision Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
- Energy, Industry and Labor, Economic Development and Small Business Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
- Judiciary Committee, West Virginia House of Delegates
- Judiciary Committee, West Virginia State Legislature
- Rule-Making Review Committee, West Virginia State Legislature, Chair
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brown served on these committees:
- Constitutional Revision Committee, West Virginia House
- Energy, Industry & Labor/ Economic Development & Small Business Committee, West Virginia House
- Judiciary Committee, West Virginia House
Brown's campaign website highlights the following beliefs:
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
In 2010, when Brown most recently won re-election to the House of Delegates, she collected $47,487 in donations.
Her largest contributors in 2010 were:
|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|
Brown and her husband, Gary, have two children.
- Official campaign website
- West Virginia House of Delegates
- Legislative Profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002, 2000
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Brown
- WBOY.com, "West Virginia General Election Results November 6, 2012" accessed November 7, 2012
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 6, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 8, 2012," accessed February 12, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - General Election - November 2, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- West Virginia Secretary of State, "Statewide Results - Primary Election - May 11, 2010," accessed February 11, 2014
- Official Primary Results SOS
- Official General Election Results
- Campaign funds
- Follow the Money, Candidate summary, accessed July 11, 2011
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