Chris Brown, New Jersey

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Chris Brown
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New Jersey General Assembly District 2
Incumbent
In office
2012 - Present
Term ends
January 2014
Years in position 2
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$49,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 5, 2013
Term limitsN/A
Websites
Office website
Personal website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chris Brown is a Republican member of the New Jersey General Assembly, representing District 2 since 2012.

Brown is an attorney and owner of Christopher A. Brown Counselors at Law. He is a veteran of the Persian Gulf War where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Combat Infantryman Badge. He also served in the Iraq War, returning to service in 2009. He is married to his wife Christine. They have three children. [1]

Issues

2nd District debate

On September 15, the District 2 Assembly candidates took part in a debate sponsored by the William J. Hughes Center for Public Policy and The Press of Atlantic City.

  • The full, hour-long debate can be found here.
  • The Senate candidates' debate can be found here.

Presidential preference

2012

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

Chris Brown, New Jersey endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Elections

2013

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2013

Brown ran in the 2013 election for New Jersey General Assembly District 2. Brown is bracketed with John F. Amodeo. He was unopposed in the June 4 Republican primary. He is challenged by Vincent Mazzeo (D) and Nick Russo (D) in the general election which takes place on November 5, 2013.[3]

2011

See also: New Jersey General Assembly elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Brown won election to District 2 of the New Jersey General Assembly. He and John Amodeo won the Republican primary unopposed. They then defeatd Alisa Cooper and Damon Tyner in the November 8 general election.[4]

New Jersey General Assembly District 2 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJohn Amodeo Incumbent 29.2% 25,330
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown 27.1% 23,440
     Democratic Alisa cooper 20.7% 17,933
     Democratic Damon Tyner 23% 19,919
Total Votes 86,622

Speculation

Asbury Park Press

District 2 is one of only three districts that the Asbury Park Press identified as competitive in 2011. The other two are Districts 14 and 38. Districts 2 and 38 may lean more Republican after 2011 redistricting, and District 14 may still favor Democrats. As evidence, they cite a drop in registered Democrats in Districts 2 and 38, and only a small decrease in registered Democrats in District 14. History has shown, argues APP, that districts where Democrats hold less than a 10,000 registered voter advantage typically favor the GOP. The Democratic registration advantage in District 2 is roughly 9,200 (down from 11,000).[5]

NJ Spotlight

With assembly incumbent Vincent Polistina (R) choosing to run for the State Senate, NJ Spotlight has identified the District 2 as a potential place for the GOP to lose a seat in the Assembly. Following redistricting, the District 2 gained Democratic communities, losing Republican Galloway Township and picking up Democratic Somers Point, Buena and Buena Vista.[6]

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Brown received $289,515 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[7]



New Jersey General Assembly 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Brown, New Jersey's campaign in 2011
Total Raised in 2011 $289,515
Total Votes received in 2011 23,440
Cost of each vote received $12.35

Endorsements

State leaders pick sides in District 2

Several powerful state leaders have expressed support for their chosen candidates in District 2. Senate Majority Leader Barbara Buono (D) and Chairman of the state Democratic Committee John Wisniewski (D) have personally endorsed the Democratic ticket in District 2, attending a rally in support of the candidates. The Republican candidates have garnered the support of Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno (R), who attended an event for GOP campaign staff in District 2. The visits further highlight the importance of the district in November's election.[8]

Personal

Brown is married to his wife Christine. They have three children.

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