J. Paul Brown

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J. Paul Brown
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Colorado House of Representatives, District 59
Former Member
In office
January 12, 2011-2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University
Place of birthFour Corners
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J. Paul Brown is a former Republican member of the Colorado House of Representatives, representing District 59. He served in the chamber from 2011 to 2013. He was formerly a member of the La Plata County Commission and the Ignacio School Board of Directors.


Brown earned his B.S. in Animal Science from New Mexico State University. He is employed as a rancher.

Committee assignments


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

Colorado Committee Assignments, 2011
Health, Insurance and Environment
Transportation and Energy
Agriculture, Livestock and Natural Resources



See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown ran for re-election in the 2012 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 59. He ran unopposed in the Republican primary on June 26, 2012. He was defeated by Michael McLachlan (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[1]

Colorado House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMike McLachlan 51.1% 21,632
     Republican J. Paul Brown Incumbent 48.9% 20,715
Total Votes 42,347


See also: Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2010

Siano ran in the 2010 election for Colorado House of Representatives District 59. Brown was uncontested in the August 10 Republican primary. He defeated Brian O'Donnell (D) in the November 2 general election.

Colorado House of Representatives, District 59 General election (2010)
Candidates Votes

Green check mark transparent.png J. Paul Brown (R) 16,574
Brian O'Donnell (D) 13,555

Campaign donors


In 2010, Brown raised $60,636 in contributions.[2]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Colorado Rural Electric Association $2,525
Lincoln Club Of Colorado Small Donor Cmte $2,000
The Caci Prosperity Fund $1,000
Brown, J Paul $1,000


Brown and his wife Debbie have four children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ellen Roberts (R)
Colorado House District 59
Succeeded by
Michael McLachlan (D)