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Anthony Brown
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Kansas House of Representatives District 38
Former Member
In office
2005 - 2013
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sEmporia State University (1992)
Date of birthDecember 3, 1968
Place of birthOttawa, Kansas
ReligionRoman Catholic
Office website
Campaign website
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Anthony Brown is a former Republican member of the Kansas House of Representatives, representing District 38 from 2005 to 2013.

Brown, who has a BSE in Secondary Social Sciences from Emporia State University, has previously worked as a carpenter and school teacher.

He is a member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Family Catholic Church.[1]


Campaign themes

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

Creating Jobs. Restoring the Economy.

  • Excerpt: "Hard work should be rewarded. The Kansas business climate must be reformed to foster an environment allowing our businesses to expand and create jobs."

Reforming Government. Smarter & Efficient.

  • Excerpt: "Kansas government must be more efficient & effective. Budgeting should be based on performance, not politics."

Defending Our Families. Educating Our Kids.

  • Excerpt: "Family, traditional values, and caring teachers are the keys to our children's success, not government mandates. I'll fight for our families & local control of our schools."

Policy Positions

Brown's website lists immigration, education, eminent domain, pro-life, environmental, and child support as his main legislative focuses.[2]

Brown refused to take Project Vote Smart's 2008 Political Courage Test. The test, which is administered to all candidates for presidential, congressional, gubernatorial, and state legislative offices, asks one central question - "Are you willing to tell citizens your positions on the issues you will most likely face on their behalf?"[3]

  • H 2150 Property taxation; 2% limit on valuation increases.02/27/2009
  • H 2202 Enforcement of laws concerning unlawful immigration. 02/03/2009
  • H 2205 Repeal of K.S.A. 76-731a, which grants residency for tuition purposes to certain unlawful immigrants. 02/03/2009
  • H 2206 Amendments to late term and partial birth abortion law. 03/05/2009[4]

Presidential preference


See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Anthony Brown (Kansas) endorsed Newt Gingrich in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Committee assignments


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


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



See also: Kansas State Senate elections, 2012

Brown ran for election in the 2012 election for Kansas State Senate District 3. Brown defeated James C. "J.C." Tellefson in the August 7 Republican primary and was defeated by Tom Holland (D) in the general election, which took place on November 6, 2012.[6][7]

Kansas State Senate, District 3, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTom Holland Incumbent 53.2% 16,678
     Republican Anthony Brown 46.8% 14,658
Total Votes 31,336
Kansas State Senate, District 3 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown 68.4% 3,136
J.C. Tellefson 31.6% 1,449
Total Votes 4,585


See also: Kansas House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brown won re-election to the 38th District seat against Roberta Eveslage (D). Brown had no opposition in the GOP primary. The general election took place on November 2, 2010.[8]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 38 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown (R) 9,009
Roberta Eveslage (D) 4,230


On November 4, 2008, Brown was re-elected to the 38th District Seat in the Kansas House of Representatives, defeating Stephanie Kelton (D).[9] Brown raised $45,648 for his campaign, while Kelton raised $66,455.[10]

Kansas House of Representatives, District 38
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.pngAnthony Brown (R) 10,647 56.8%
Stephanie Kelton (D) 8,073 43.1%

Campaign donors


In 2010, Brown received $52,110 in campaign donations. The largest contributors to the campaign are listed below.[11]


In 2008 Brown collected $45,648 in donations.[12]

Five of his largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation $1,000
Johnson County Republican Committee $1,000
Koch Industries $1,000
Kansas Medical Society $1,000
Kansas Bankers Association $1,000


Brown and his wife Susan have six children.[1]

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Preceded by
Kansas House of Representatives District 38
Succeeded by
Willie Dove (R)