Fred Brown

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Fred Brown
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Texas House of Representatives, District 14
In office
1999 - Present
Term ends
January 11, 2013
Years in position 16
Base salary$7,200
Per diem$150 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
First elected2000
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Office website
Fred Brown is a former Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives. Brown represented District 14 from 1999 to 2011. He resigned from office on June 29, 2011. On his way out of office Brown stated "It's been my honor and privilege to serve the people of our community for more than two decades in elective office. By stepping down, I can give my successor the opportunity to better prepare for the next legislative session when it convenes in January 2013, as well as successor seniority to better fight for Texas A&M and Bryan-College Station."[1]

From 1982-2001 Brown was the Owner of Fred Brown BMW, Mazda, and Volkswagen, and was President of Port Cities Ford.

Prior to his election to the House, Brown's political experience included serving on the Council of the City of College Station from 1985-1994, and as Mayor Pro Tempore from 1989-1994.

Brown is Board Member of the Brazos Valley Food Bank, Vice-Chair of the Texas Automobile Dealers Association, and Board Member of the Salvation Army of Bryan-College Station.[2]



Brown defeated Gerald "Buddy" Winn in the runoff primary held April 13, 2010. Since there is no Democrat in the race, Brown's primary win effectively guaranteed him another term in the House.[3]

Issue positions

Brown's answers to the Texas State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test are available. The test asks candidates which issues they would support if elected. When asked his top legislative priorities, Brown replied:

"My top priorities during the 81st session is to make higher education accessible and affordable to any one who shows the scholastic ability and the desire to earn a degree.

To debate the issue of wasteful spending and to be a watchdog over contracts and overcharges to our state agencies."[4]

Committee assignments


Fred Brown served on the following Texas House of Representatives committees:

Brown served on the following Texas State Legislature Committees:


  • HB 100 - Relating to curriculum requirements in political science and American history at institutions of higher education.
  • HB 746 - Relating to expanding the availability of classrooms and other facilities for use by public junior colleges.
  • HB 1139 - Relating to the authority of certain counties to impose a hotel occupancy tax and to the use of the tax.
  • HB 1638 - Relating to state compensation for certain election expenses.[5]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brown won re-election unopposed in the November 2 general election.[6]

In the March 2 primary election, Brown advanced to a primary runoff. Brown received 6,817 votes in the election while Gerald Winn received 4,031 votes, Rick Davis received 2,773 votes, and Blanche Brick received 2,006 votes. Brown and Winn advanced to the April 13 primary runoff, where Brown defeated Winn by a margin on 6,804-4,010.[7]

Texas House of Representatives, District 14
2010 General election results
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Brown (R) 27,938 100%


On November 4, 2008, Brown won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 14th District, defeating Ron Darby (L). Brown received 37,236 votes while Darby received 8,063 votes.[8] Brown raised $90,082 for his campaign.[9]

Texas House of Representatives, District 14
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Fred Brown (R) 37,236 82.20%
Ron Darby (L) 8,063 17.79%


Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index

See also: Empower Texans Fiscal Responsibility Index and Empower Texans

Empower Texans produces the Fiscal Responsibility Index as "a measurement of how lawmakers perform on size and role of government issues." The index uses "exemplar votes on core budget and free enterprise issues that demonstrate legislators' governing philosophy."[10] Legislators are graded along a standard grading scale, receiving grades A through F based on their performance during the legislative session.


Fred Brown received a grade of D on the 2011 Fiscal Responsibility Index.

Campaign donors


Below are Brown's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
Texas Dental Assoc $2,500
Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas $2,500
Texas Medical Assoc $2,500
Dr S F Hotze $2,500
One Call Concepts PAC $2,008


Below are Brown's top five campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[12]

Contributor 2006 total
TXU Corp $3,000
Glazer, R.L. $3,000
BG Distribution Partners $3,000
Texas Association of Realtors $2,500
Texas Association of Mortgage Brokers $2,500

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 14
Succeeded by
John Raney