Dan Brown

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Dan Brown
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Missouri State Senate, District 16
In office
2011- present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits2 four-year terms
Prior offices
Missouri State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Missouri-Columbia
Ph.D.University of Missouri-Columbia
BirthdayDecember 22, 1950
Place of birthSolo, Missouri
Office website
Dan Brown (b. December 22, 1950) is a Republican member of the Missouri State Senate, representing District 16. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Brown earned his B.S. in Agriculture and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His professional experience includes working in veterinary medicine.

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Food Production and Outdoor Resources
Veterans' Affairs and Health, Chair
Joint Committee on the Life Sciences
Joint Committee on MO Health Net


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


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


No New Taxes Pledge

A minority of Missouri lawmakers signed the 2011 edition of the "No New Taxes Pledge." The Taxpayer Protection Pledge is offered by the non-profit lobbying organization Americans for Tax Reform with the goal of opposing all tax increases as a matter of principle. Just one out of 34 state Senate members signed the 2011 pledge. Out of 163 state House members, only 38 lawmakers signed.

Brown signed the pledge.[1]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Dan Brown endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]



See also: Missouri State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri State Senate will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. Incumbent Dan Brown defeated Bernie Mowinski in the Republican primary.[3][4]


On November 2, 2010, Brown won election to the Missouri State Senate, defeating Frank Barnitz.

Missouri State Senate, District 16 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dan Brown (R) 31,792
Frank Barnitz (D) 22,760


On November 4, 2008, Brown ran for District 149 of the Missouri House of Representatives, beating Wayne Bledsoe and Dennis Hustead.[5]

Brown raised $44,894 for his campaign.[6]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 149
Candidates Votes Percent
Dan Brown (R) 9,456 60.0%
Wayne Bledsoe (D) 6,013 38.2%
Dennis Hustead (C) 284 1.8%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $694,200 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 21, 2013.[7]

Dan Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri State Senate, District 16 Not up for election $147,279
2010 Missouri State Senate, District 16 Won $502,027
2008 Missouri House of Representatives, District 149 Won $44,894
Grand Total Raised $694,200


Brown was not up for election to the Missouri State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $147,279.
Missouri State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dan Brown's campaign in 2012
Missouri Hospital Association$11,500
BNSF Railway$5,500
Sinquefield, Rex A.$5,001
Hoberock, Greg E.$5,000
Missouri Healthcare Association$4,000
Total Raised in 2012$147,279
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Brown was up for election to Senate District 16, he collected $502,027 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Majority Fund Inc $215,000
Citizens For Brad Lager $60,000
Missouri Republican Party $59,205
Humphreys, David Craig $25,000


In 2008, a year in which Brown was up for election to House District 149, he collected $44,894 in donations.[8]

His four largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Brown Veternarian Clinic $7,000
Brown, Dan W & Kathy $7,000
106th Republican Legislative District Cmte $1,000
Missouri State Teachers Association $1,000


Brown is married with two children. He has been a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, First Christian Church, Mid-Missouri Energy, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Farmers Association, Missouri Republican Party, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association, National Rifle Association, Paseo Biofuel, Phelps County Republicans, Quail Forever, and the Rolla Chamber of Commerce. [9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Frank Barnitz
Missouri State Senate District 16
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Missouri State House District 149
Succeeded by