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Dee Brown
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Montana State Senate District 2
In office
January 7, 2013 - present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 2
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First electedNovember 6, 2012
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16 year period
Prior offices
Montana House of Representatives District 3
Bachelor'sUniversity of Montana, 1971
Master'sNorthern Montana College, 1986
Date of birth10/22/1948
Place of birthRuby, ND
ProfessionOwner, Canyon RV & Campground
Dee Brown (b. October 22, 1948) is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 2 since January 7, 2013. Brown is also a former Republican member of the Montana House of Representatives. She represented the 3rd District from 2008 to 2011. Brown served as a Minority Whip. She previously served in the House from 2000 to 2007.

Brown's professional experience includes working as an educator and owner of Canyon RV & Campground. Brown earned her BA from the University of Montana in 1971 and her MA from Northern Montana College in 1986.[1]

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Business, Labor and Economic Affairs
Ethics, Vice Chair
Highways and Transportation
State Administration, Vice Chair


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brown served on the following committees:[2]



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Brown won election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 2. Brown advanced past the June 5 primary election and defeated David B. Fern (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

Montana State Senate, District 2, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDee Brown 53.4% 5,227
     Democratic David Fern 46.6% 4,569
Total Votes 9,796
Montana State Senate, District 2 Republican Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngDee Brown 49.5% 1,266
Bill Beck 37.7% 964
Suzanne Brooks 12.8% 327
Total Votes 2,557


See also: Montana House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brown was ineligible to run for re-election in 2010 because of term limits.


On November 4, 2008 Dee Brown won the seat to the Montana House of Representatives for District 3, receiving 2,633 votes.

Brown raised $10,285 for her campaign.[6]

Montana House of Representatives, District 3
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Dee Brown (R) 2,633
Michael Holm (D) 1,970

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


Brown and her husband, Steven, have two children and three grandchildren.[1]

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ryan Zinke (R)
Montana State Senate District 2
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Montana House of Representatives District 3
Succeeded by
Jerry O'Neil (R)