Betty Brown

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Betty Brown
Texas House of Representatives District 4
Former member
Term in office began
Term in office ended
Betty Brown was a Republican member of the Texas House of Representatives. She represented District 4 from 1999 to 2010.

On March 2, 2010, Brown lost her bid for a seventh term in the Republican primary. She was defeated by Lance Gooden.[1]

Brown lists her occupation as a Homemaker/Rancher. She is a member of a number of organizations, including the Cedar Creek Republican Club, Eagle Forum, Henderson County Republican Women, Kaufman County Republican Women, Lone Star Republican Women, Texas Association of Business and Chambers of Commerce, and Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute Board.[2]

Committee assignments

  • HB 125 - Relating to requiring a voter to present proof of identification.
  • HB 2390 - Relating to processing certain early voting ballots before election day.
  • HB 4619 - Relating to the creation of an additional judicial district composed of Kaufman County.
  • HB 4821 - Relating to the creation of an additional county court at law in Kaufman County.[3]



See also: Texas House of Representatives elections, 2010

In the March 2 primary election, Brown was defeated in the race for the Republican nomination. Lance Gooden won the nomination, defeating Brown by a margin of 9,095-8,918.[4]


On November 4, 2008, Brown won re-election to the Texas House of Representatives from Texas's 4th District, defeating Victor Morales (D) and James Yow (L). Brown received 39,250 votes in the election while Morales received 22,049 votes, and Yow received 1,383 votes.[5] Brown raised $458,330 for her campaign; Morales raised $3,404.[6]

Texas House of Representatives, District 4
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Betty Brown (R) 39,250 62.61%
Victor Morales (D) 22,049 35.17%
James Yow (L) 1,383 2.20%

Campaign donors

Below are Brown's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[7]

Contributor 2008 total
Texans for Lawsuit Reform $130,230
Texans for Rick Perry $25,000
Stars Over Texas PAC $20,000
Bob J Perry $20,000
Empower Texans PAC $19,066

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Political offices
Preceded by
Texas House District 4
Succeeded by
Lance Gooden(R)