Chris Brown, New Jersey
|New Jersey General Assembly District 2|
|2012 - Present|
|Years in position||1|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 8, 2011|
|First elected||November 8, 2011|
|Next election||November 5, 2013|
Brown is an attorney and owner of Christopher A. Brown Counselors at Law. He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. He also served in the Iraq War, returning to service in 2009. He is married to his wife Christine. They have three children. 
2nd District debate
On September 15, the District 2 Assembly candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and The Press of Atlantic City.
Brown is running in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 2. Brown is bracketed with John F. Amodeo in the June 4 Republican primary. The general election takes place on November 5, 2013.
On November 8, 2011, Brown won election to District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He and John Amodeo won the Republican primary unopposed. They then defeatd Alisa Cooper and Damon Tyner in the November 8 general election.
Asbury Park Press
District 2 is one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 is roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).
With assembly incumbent Vincent Polistina (R) choosing to run for the State Senate, NJ Spotlight has identified the District 2 as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting, the District 2 gained Democratic communities, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.
In 2011, Brown received $289,515 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.
|New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Chris Brown, New Jersey's campaign in 2011|
|Total Raised in 2011||$289,515|
|Total Votes received in 2011||23,440|
|Cost of each vote received||$12.35|
State leaders pick sides in District 2
Several powerful state leaders have expressed support for their chosen candidates in District 2. Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D) and Chairman of the state Democratic Committee John Wisniewski (D) have personally endorsed the Democratic ticket in District 2, attending a rally in support of the candidates. The Republican candidates have garnered the support of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R), who attended an event for GOP campaign staff in District 2. The visits further highlight the importance of the district in November's election.
Brown is married to his wife Christine. They have three children.
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- NJSpotlight, "Candidates: Legislative District 2," November 1, 2011
- Press of Atlantic City, "Republican 2nd District Assembly candidate Chris Brown announces 'listening tour'," August 1
- Amodeo-Brown Campaign Site
- New Jersey General Assembly - Hon. Chris Brown
- Chris Brown Facebook
- Project Vote Smart Biography
- ↑ Amadeo-Brown for Assembly, "Chris Brown's Biography," access August 11, 2011
- ↑ Mitt Romney for President, "Mitt Romney Announces Support of New Jersey Leaders," December 15, 2011
- ↑ New Jersey Department of State, 2011 Official General Assembly Primary Candidate List
- ↑ Asbury Park Press, "Race for Legislature is on," September 23, 2011
- ↑ NJ Spotlight, "Election 2011: Where the Republicans Can Pick Up Assembly Seats," April 12, 2011
- ↑ Follow the Money - 2011 contributions
- ↑ Press of Atlantic City, "Top New Jersey Democrats rally for 2nd District candidates," October 10, 2011
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