Taylor Brown

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Taylor Brown
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Montana State Senate, District 22
Incumbent
In office
2009 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, Montana State Senate
2010 - 2012
Compensation
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$109.78/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Education
Bachelor'sMontana State University-Bozeman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Taylor Brown is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 22. He was first elected to the chamber in 2008. Brown served as a Majority Whip in the 2011-2012 session.[1]

Biography

Brown earned his B.S. in Agriculture from Montana State University. His professional experience includes working as the owner and farm broadcaster of the Northern Broadcasting System.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Chair
Education and Cultural Resources
Finance and Claims
Legislative Administration, Vice Chair
Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

Issues

Government purchasing

During a November 3, 2011 meeting of the Legislative Audit Committee, Brown called for changing how Montana government agencies purchased office supplies. He spoke in support of a performance audit report entitled "Improving Montana’s Office Supply Acquisition Processes" which showed that the state could save $139,000 in six months by switching to vendor direct-delivery system.[2] Under the existing system, all supplies were delivered to a central warehouse run by the government's General Services Division, which charged a 20-percent markup. On September 26, 2012, the state announced it would switch to a vendor direct-delivery system, a change which did not require any new legislation.[3]

Elections

2012

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Brown won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 47. Brown ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Jean Lemire Dahlman (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Montana State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTaylor Brown Incumbent 70.8% 6,187
     Democratic Jean Lemire Dahlman 29.2% 2,548
Total Votes 8,735

2008

See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2008

On November 4, 2008, Brown won election to the 22nd District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating incumbent Lane Larson (D).[6]

Montana State Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Taylor Brown (R) 5,031
Lane Larson (D) 4,151

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $76,945 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 5, 2013.[7]

Taylor Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Montana Senate, District 22 Won $5,130
2010 Montana Senate, District 22 Not up for election $0
2008 Montana Senate, District 22 Won $71,815
Grand Total Raised $76,945

2012

Brown won re-election to the Montana State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $5,130.
Montana State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Taylor Brown's campaign in 2012
Glacier County Republican Central Committee$350
Wilks, Dan$160
Montalban, Patrick M.$160
Finlayson, Kit$160
Wilks, Joann$160
Total Raised in 2012$5,130
Source:Follow the Money

2010

Brown was not up for election to the Montana State Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $0.

2008

Brown won election to the Montana State Senate in 2008. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $71,815.

Scorecards

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2013

In 2013, the Legislature was in session from January 7 to April 27.

Legislators are scored on "hotlisted bills that represent a portfolio of priority conservation and environmental issues."[8]
Legislators are scored on bills of importance to a state teachers' union.
Legislators are scored on issues of importance to a public interest advocacy group based at the University of Montana in Missoula.
Legislators are scored on bills relating to property rights.

Personal

Brown and his wife, Taylor, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Montana State Senate District 22
2009–present
Succeeded by
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