J. Paul Brown

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J. Paul Brown
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Candidate for
Colorado House of Representatives, District 59
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsFour consecutive terms
Prior offices
Colorado House of Representatives
District 59
January 12, 2011-2013
Bachelor'sNew Mexico State University
Place of birthFour Corners
Office website
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J. Paul Brown is a 2014 Republican candidate for District 59 of the Colorado House of Representatives. 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. 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, 2014

Elections for the office of Colorado House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election took place June 24, 2014. The general election will be 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. McLachlan will face Brown in the general election.[1][2]


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.[3]

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.[4]

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)