Brian Brown

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Brian Brown
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 9
Incumbent
In office
2013-Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 1
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness Owner
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Brian Brown is a Republican member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 9. He was first elected to the chamber in 2012.

Biography

Brown's professional experience includes owning Rep Express Catering, a small business in Greensville, North Carolina.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

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

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Commerce and Job Development
Education, Vice Chair
Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs
Regulatory Reform
Transportation

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Brown's website highlights the following campaign themes:[1]

Family Values

  • Excerpt: "Brian believes the traditional family is the cornerstone of our future. He believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. As your Representative, Brian promoted pro-life policies and helped reverse the pro-abortion policies that have been present in this state for many years. Interested in why Brian is so pro-life? Just ask him and he will share the story of his life."

Job Growth

  • Excerpt: "As a businessman, Brian knows that in order to grow the economy, we must create an environment where businesses can flourish and create jobs. Government needs to get out of the way, so that entrepreneurs and innovators can thrive. Brian, worked to develop legislation that helps businesses of all sizes have the confidence to hire, grow, & prosper."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Brian believes that we should place the focus back on the classroom and create a school system that places emphasis on teacher development while cutting the bureaucracy out of our system in order to allow funding to reside at the local level. He also believes that parental choice is the most valuable asset we can provide our students."

2nd Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "Our constitutional freedom to keep and bear arms is part of the very fabric of our state. Brian has fought to protect our 2nd Amendment rights for law-abiding citizens and pushed to increase criminal penalties for those who don’t. He will oppose any any future legislation that infringes upon the legal ownership of guns in our state."

Regional Partnerships

  • Excerpt: "Brian believes that only through regional partnerships will the eastern part of our state grow and prosper. Transportation, education, medical, and manufacturing are all dependent upon Pitt County serving as the regional hub. We must be good neighbors and foster a relationship that focuses on the future. Brian believes that leveraging both public and private economic development funding throughout our dynamic region will change our economic environment for future generations."

2012

Brown's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[2]

Cut wasteful spending

  • Excerpt: "Brian believes that government must operate like most Americans run their homes, on a budget. A common Sense approach of "you cannot spend more money than you take in" is a must for our state."

Lower taxes

  • Excerpt: "Brian believes that true economic development can only be created through an environment where private citizens and business are able to retain as much of their hard earned money as possible and are able to reinvest in our local communities through consumer spending and job creation."

Improve economic environment for private sector job creation

  • Excerpt: "Brian believes that with lower taxes, smaller government and less regulations we can continue to make North Carolina a better place to create new jobs and recruit businesses looking to relocate."

Less government and more freedom

  • Excerpt: "Brian believes strongly that a government with fewer regulations and rules that hinder business growth and development is a government that understands economic development."

Pro-life

  • Excerpt: "Brian is here today due to a very strong mother and her anti-abortion values."

Preservation of traditional marriage

  • Excerpt: "Brian believes strongly that marriage is and should always remain defined as a union between one man and one women."

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of North Carolina House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place May 6, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 28, 2014. Incumbent Brian Brown defeated Ashley Bleau in the Republican primary, while Uriah Ward was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Ward and Brown will face off in the general election.[3][4]

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown ran in the 2012 election for North Carolina House of Representatives District 9. He defeated Jack Wall in the Republican primary on May 8, 2012 and defeated incumbent Marian N. McLawhorn (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[5][6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 9, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Brown 51.5% 19,780
     Democratic Marian McLawhorn Incumbent 48.5% 18,644
Total Votes 38,424
North Carolina House of Representatives District 9 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngBrian Brown 60.4% 3,702
Jack Wall 39.6% 2,424
Total Votes 6,126

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2012. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $96,109 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 29, 2013.[8]

Brian Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 9 Won $96,109
Grand Total Raised $96,109

2012

Brown won election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $96,109.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Brian Brown's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Republican Party$22,106
Dunn, Billy R$6,125
Everette Jr, Royce E$4,250
Whitehurst, Judson$4,000
Citizens for Susan Martin$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$96,109
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

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  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

Personal

Brown and his wife, Rochelle, have two children. They currently reside in Greenville, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Marian N. McLawhorn (D)
North Carolina House - District 9
2013–present
Succeeded by
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