Wanda Brown

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Wanda Brown
Wanda Brown.jpg
Missouri House of Representatives, District 57
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 5, 2015
Years in position 3
Base salary$35,915/year
Per diem$103.20/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limits4 terms (8 years)
BirthdayMay 31, 1966
Place of birthSedalia, Missouri
Office website
Campaign website
Wanda Brown (b. May 31, 1966) is a Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives, representing District 57. She was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Brown's professional experience includes working as a manager at Benton County License Bureau.

Committee assignments


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

Missouri Committee Assignments, 2013
Economic Development
Financial Institutions, Vice-chair
Professional Registration and Licensing


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


Campaign themes


Brown's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Protect Innocent Human Life

  • Excerpt: "Wanda will fight to protect the unborn by passing legislation that reduces the number of abortions performed in Missouri, increasing access to adoptive services and education about life-saving alternatives. Defending the sanctity of human life is a top priority for Wanda."

Defend our 2nd Amendment Rights

  • Excerpt: "Wanda believes the 2nd Amendment is the FIRST amendment. She has spent the last decade fighting the anti-gun lobby to help pass concealed carry access in Missouri, Castle Doctrine and protecting shooting sports."

Attract Jobs to our State

  • Excerpt: "Government doesn't create good jobs - but Wanda believes government can get out of the way and allow small business owners to practice their trade and provide secure jobs to our communities."

Lower Taxes and Streamline Government

  • Excerpt: "Especially in times like these, Missouri families can't afford to pay higher taxes. Government needs to become smaller and more efficient. Wanda will keep a watchful eye on government spending and keep big city liberals from reaching into our pocketbooks."

Put our Children's Education First

  • Excerpt: "Wanda wants to make sure our next generation is well-equipped to keep our country and our state moving in the right direction. Providing children with a first-class education is the first step in doing that."



See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for the office of Missouri House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A primary election was held on August 5, 2014, and a general election will take place on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 25, 2014. William Grimes was unopposed in the Democratic primary. Incumbent Wanda Brown was unopposed in the Republican primary. Butch Page was unopposed in the Constitution Party primary.[2][3]


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brown won re-election in the 2012 election for Missouri House of Representatives, District 57. Brown ran unopposed in the August 7 Republican primary and defeated Don Bullock (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[4][5]

Missouri House of Representatives, District 57, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngWanda Brown Incumbent 57.9% 9,091
     Democratic Don Bullock 42.1% 6,613
Total Votes 15,704


See also: Missouri House of Representatives elections, 2010

On November 2, 2010, Brown won election to the Missouri House of Representatives. Brown's opponents in the August 3 primary were Marlin Hammond and Bill Johnson.

Missouri House of Representatives, District 116 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Wanda Brown (R) 9,271
Mike Stevenson (D) 4,151
Ray Herron (C) 561

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $125,425 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 20, 2013.[6]

Wanda Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Missouri House of Representatives, District 57 Won $65,105
2010 Missouri House of Representatives, District 116 Won $60,320
Grand Total Raised $125,425


Brown won re-election to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $65,105.
Missouri House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Wanda Brown's campaign in 2012
Parson for State Senate$3,000
Marham, Ted$2,850
Friends of Diehl$2,500
Nelson, Cathie$2,150
Citizens for Gary Cross$1,850
Total Raised in 2012$65,105
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, a year in which Brown was up for re-election, she collected $60,320 in donations.[7]

Her four largest contributors in 2010 were:

Donor Amount
Brown, Wanda $15,864
Brown, Nicole $2,750
Usa Tank Sales & Erection Co $2,000
Inman, James $1,500


Brown and her husband, Bob, have one child.


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In 2014, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 8 through May 19.[8]


In 2013, the Missouri State Legislature was in session from January 9 through May 30.[9]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Missouri House of Representatives District 57
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Tom Self (R)
Missouri House of Representatives District 116
Succeeded by
Kevin Engler (R)