Chris Brown (Mississippi)

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Chris Brown
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Mississippi House of Representatives, District 20
Incumbent
In office
2012 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2016
Years in position 3
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$10,000/year
Per diem$123/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 8, 2011
First electedNovember 8, 2011
Next generalNovember 3, 2015
Term limitsN/A
Personal
ProfessionBusiness owner
ReligionBaptist
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Chris Brown is a Republican member of the Mississippi House of Representatives, representing District 20. He was first elected to the chamber in 2011.

Committee assignments

2015 legislative session

At the beginning of the 2015 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

Mississippi Committee Assignments, 2015
Conservation and Water Resources
Medicaid
Public Health and Human Services
Transportation
Ways and Means

2012-2013

During the 2012-2013 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2011

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

  • "Grow the economy. Create jobs."
  • "Stop wasteful spending. Balance the state budget"
  • "No tax increases."
  • "Improve education."
  • "Better access to affordable health care."
  • "Support voter I.D."
  • "Require drug testing of welfare recipients."
  • "Supports individual right to keep and bear arms."
  • "NRA score is A."
  • "100% Pro Life."
  • "Active leader in Mississippi’s Pro Life movement."
  • "Protect our Christian heritage, values and freedom"

Elections

2015

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2015

Elections for the office of Mississippi House of Representatives will take place in 2015. A primary election will be held on August 4, 2015, and the general election November 3, 2015. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was February 27, 2015.[2]

2011

See also: Mississippi House of Representatives elections, 2011

On November 8, 2011, Brown won election to District 20 of the Mississippi House of Representatives. He ran unopposed in the August 2 primary and defeated Democratic incumbent Jimmy Puckett in the November 8 general election.[3]

Mississippi House of Representatives, District 20 General Election, 2011
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngChris Brown 55.9% 4,002
     Democratic Jimmy Puckett Incumbent 44.1% 3,154
Total Votes 7,156

Campaign donors

2011

In 2011, Brown received $84,056 in campaign donations. The top contributors are listed below.[4]

Mississippi House of Representatives 2011 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Chris Brown (Mississippi)'s campaign in 2011
Mississippi Republican Party$27,640
Brown, Chris$11,666
Brown, Chris & Ryksie$8,968
Improve Mississippi$4,543
Brown, Chris & Ryksie$3,418
Total Raised in 2011 $84,056
Total Votes received in 2011 4,002
Cost of each vote received $21

Scorecards

See also: State legislative scorecards and State legislative scorecards in Mississippi

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2014

In 2014, the Legislature was in session from January 7 through April 2.[5]

Legislators are scored on "economic growth, jobs and other broad job-related issues."[6]

Endorsements

2011

In 2011, Brown's endorsements included the Mississippi Tea Party. The 20th was one of 10 districts the Tea Party’s Move the House Committee specifically targeted as necessary to win in order to gain conservative control of the House.[7]

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References

Political offices
Preceded by
Jimmy Puckett
Mississippi House of Representatives District 20
2012 – Present
Succeeded by
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