J. Paul Brown
|J. Paul Brown|
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 59|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 4, 2014|
|First elected||November 6, 2012|
|Term limits||Four consecutive terms|
|Colorado House of Representatives|
|January 12, 2011-2013|
|Bachelor's||Animal Science, New Mexico State University (1975)|
|Place of birth||Four Corners|
He held the same seat from 2011 to 2013. He was previously 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 in 1975. His professional experience includes working as a rancher.
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|
Brown's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
- Excerpt: "As the Representative for HD59, I worked to open the free enterprise economic system that has sustained Colorado and our great nation. I will continue to oppose higher taxes, unneeded and costly regulation, and duplicative laws"
- Excerpt: "Water is the most precious resource on Colorado’s West Slope. As your representative, I will keep working to protect our rights to use water here and advance water storage projects on the Front Range."
Unneeded regulation, Raising Taxes and Using Private Business in Government
- Excerpt: "We cannot stimulate the economy and create jobs by raising taxes. Government should use private enterprises as much as possible."
The Second Amendment
- Excerpt: "You have a right to your guns."
- Excerpt: "Coloradoans will benefit from using the full range of this state’s abundant natural resources to fuel the vibrant economy we want for our future."
Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 24, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 31, 2014. Incumbent Michael McLachlan was unopposed in the Democratic primary, while J. Paul Brown was unopposed in the Republican primary. Brown defeated McLachlan in the general election.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2014|
|Republican||J. Paul Brown||50.2%||17,280|
|Democratic||Michael McLachlan Incumbent||49.8%||17,110|
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.
|Colorado House of Representatives, District 59, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||J. Paul Brown Incumbent||48.9%||20,715|
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)|
|J. Paul Brown (R)||16,574|
|Brian O'Donnell (D)||13,555|
In 2010, Brown raised $60,636 in contributions.
His four largest contributors were:
|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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- Colorado House of Representatives
- Colorado House of Representatives District 59
- Colorado House of Representatives elections, 2014
- Colorado State Legislature
- Official campaign website
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- J. Paul Brown on Facebook
- J. Paul Brown on Twitter
- J. Paul Brown on LinkedIn
- Campaign contributions: 2010
- jpaulbrown.com, "About," accessed October 6, 2014
- jpaulbrown.com, "Issues," accessed October 6, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official primary candidate list," accessed May 1, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official primary election results," accessed June 25, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official general election candidate list," accessed July 23, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official general election results," accessed December 5, 2014
- Colorado Secretary of State, "Official 2012 Primary election results," accessed April 14, 2014
- Follow the Money, "2010 contributions," accessed December 23, 2013
Ellen Roberts (R)
|Colorado House District 59
| Succeeded by|
Michael McLachlan (D)