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Dave Brown
Dave Brown.jpg
Minnesota State Senate, District 15
In office
2011 - present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 4
Base salary$31,140.90/year
Per diem$96/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 2, 2010
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limitsN/A
Bachelor'sOklahoma Wesleyan University
Date of birthJune 26, 1961
Place of birthIowa
ProfessionInsurance Agent
Office website
Campaign website
David M. "Dave" Brown (b. June 26, 1961) is a Republican member of the Minnesota State Senate, representing District 15. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.


Brown earned his B.A. from Oklahoma Wesleyan University. His professional experience includes working as an independent insurance agent, and in the Christian music industry.

Committee assignments


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

Minnesota Committee Assignments, 2013
Environment and Energy


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


Campaign themes


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


  • Excerpt: "I support parental control in our children's education, which includes the options of homeschooling, charter and private schools. Fairness in education funding needs to be a priority in Minnesota."


  • Excerpt: "Minnesota's economy and the creation of new jobs can be significantly improved with the permitting of the copper and nickel mines in northern Minnesota."

Taxes & Spending

  • Excerpt: "I will propose a flat income tax rate for all Minnesota wage earners that allows us to keep over $1 billion more of our hard earned money. I support no tax increases and will work to reduce the size of our ever-increasing state government."

Protecting the Unborn

  • Excerpt: "I support the right to life for our unborn children. From conception to birth, babies are living human beings and should be protected as such. Abortion should not be legal and there should be no public funding to end the life of a baby."

Right to Bear Arms

  • Excerpt: "The 2nd Amendment to the U.S. Constitution protects the rights of Americans to keep and bear arms. I strongly support our right to keep and bear arms and believe this right must not be violated."

Presidential preference


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

Dave Brown (Minnesota) endorsed Rick Santorum in the 2012 presidential election. [2]

Election history


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2012

Brown won election in District 15 in 2012 due to redistricting. He was unopposed in the August 14 primary and defeated Sally Knox in the November 6 general election.[3][4]

Minnesota State Senate, District 15, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDave Brown Incumbent 56.6% 21,917
     Democratic Sally Knox 43.4% 16,787
Total Votes 38,704


See also: Minnesota State Senate elections, 2010

Brown defeated Patrick Munro in the August 10 primary. He defeated Lisa Fobbe (DFL) in the general election.[5]

Minnesota State Senate, District 16 (2010)
Candidates Votes Percent
Green check mark transparent.png Dave Brown (R) 20480 57.38%
Lisa Fobbe (D) 15164 42.49%
Write-In 47 0.13%

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brown is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Brown raised a total of $73,824 during that time period. This information was last updated on December 12, 2013.[6]

Dave Brown's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 Minnesota State Senate, District 15 Won $38,571
2010 Minnesota State Senate, District 16 Won $35,253
Grand Total Raised $73,824


Brown won re-election to the Minnesota State Senate in 2012. During that election cycle, Brown raised a total of $38,571.
Minnesota State Senate 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Dave Brown's campaign in 2012
Public Fund$6,087
15B House District Republican Party of Minnesota$837
Hubbard, Karen H.$500
Minnesota Telecommunication Alliance$500
15A House District Republican Party of Minnesota$500
Total Raised in 2012$38,571
Source:Follow the Money


In 2010, Brown raised $35,253 in contributions. [7]

His four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
Public Fund $11,104
16B House District RPM $2,900
6th Congressional District RPM $2,000
Brown, Dave $1,125


Taxpayers League of Minnesota

The Taxpayers League of Minnesota, a Minnesota-based taxpayer advocacy organization, releases a legislative scorecard for the Minnesota House of Representatives and Minnesota State Senate once a year. The scorecard gives each legislator a score based on how they voted in the prior legislative term on tax issues and “their efforts to balance the state budget without a tax increase.” The organization also compiles a legislator’s individual "Lifetime Score."[8]


Brown received a score of 69% in the 2013 scorecard, ranking 25th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[9]


Brown received a score of 71% in the 2012 scorecard, ranking 20th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[10]


Brown received a score of 77% in the 2011 scorecard, ranking 35th out of all 67 Minnesota State Senate members.[11]


Brown and his wife, Deb, have two children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
John Pederson (R)
Minnesota State Senate District 15
2013- present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Lisa Fobbe (DFL)
Minnesota State Senate District 16
Succeeded by
Gary Dahms (R)