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Mark Brown (Kentucky)

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Mark S. Brown
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Kentucky Secretary of Labor Cabinet
Former officeholder
In office
2010 - 2013
PredecessorJ.R. Gray
Base salary$137,865
Elections and appointments
AppointedDecember 1, 2010
Appointed byGov. Steve Beshear
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Meade County Judge Executive
1998 - 2002
Kentucky House of Representatives District 27
1985 - 1998
Date of birthFebruary 22, 1951
ProfessionPipefitter/Mechanical Technician
Office website
Mark Brown is a former Secretary of the Labor Cabinet in Kentucky. He was appointed to this role on December 1, 2010, and he resigned from the position on May 15, 2013.[1][2]


Brown represented District 27 in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1985 to 1998. During this time, he served as a leader on a number of committees, including Vice-chairman of the Labor and Industry Committee, Chairman of the Job Training, Licensing, and Apprenticeship Subcommittee, and Chairman of the Budget Subcommittee on General Government. In 1998, he was elected as Meade County Judge/Executive.[3]


  • Attended, Western Kentucky University

Political career

Kentucky Secretary of Labor Cabinet (2010-2013)

Brown served as Kentucky Secretary of Labor Cabinet from 2010 to May 2013.[3][2]

Meade County Judge Executive (1998-2002)

Brown served as a Meade County judge executive from 1998 to 2002.[1]

Kentucky House of Representatives (1985-1998)

Brown served in the Kentucky House of Representatives from 1985-1998. He represented the 27th District.[3]



Brown was appointed as acting Kentucky Secretary of Labor Cabinet by Gov. Steve Beshear on December 1, 2010. Brown replaced J.R. Gray, who had served in the position since December 2007.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
J.R. Gray
Kentucky Secretary of Labor Cabinet
Succeeded by
Larry Roberts