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Lisa Brown (Washington legislator)

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Lisa Brown
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Washington State Senate District 3
Former member
In office
Majority Leader, Washington State Senate
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Elections and appointments
Last election2008
First elected1996
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Washington State House of Representatives
Bachelor'sUniversity of Illinois, 1974
Master'sUniversity of Colorado, 1991
Ph.D.University of Colorado, 1996
BirthdayOctober 9, 1956
Place of birthRobinson, IL
ProfessionAssociate Professor
Lisa Brown (b. October 9, 1956) is a former Democratic member of the Washington State Senate, representing District 3 from 1997 to 2013. She served as Majority Leader. In 2003, she was the Democratic Leader in the Senate. Previously, Brown served in the Washington State House of Representatives from 1993 to 1996.

Brown earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Colorado in 1996 after receiving a BA from the University of Illinois in 1974, and a M.A. in Economics from the University of Colorado in 1991.

Brown was an associate professor for Eastern Washington University from 1981 to 2001, and as an associate professor in Organizational Leadership at Gonzaga University since 2001.[1]

Committee assignments


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



On November 4, 2008, Brown was re-elected for the Third District of the Washington State Senate receiving 30,893 votes.

Brown raised $393,282 for her campaign.[2]

Washington State Senate, District 3 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Lisa Brown (D) 30,893
John Moyna (I) 10,598

Campaign donors


In 2008, Brown collected $393,282 in donations.

Listed below are the top four contributors to her campaign.[3]

Donor Amount
Washington State Building & Construction Trades Council $2,300
Pfizer $2,200
Washington State Council of Police & Sheriffs $2,200
Washington Education Association $2,100


Freedom Foundation


See also: Washington Freedom Foundation Legislative Scorecard

The Freedom Foundation issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues.[4] A Approveda sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a Defeatedd sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Brown voted on the specific pieces of legislation:

2012 Senate Scorecard - Lisa Brown
Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)Approveda Bill #5967 (Senate Republicans budget)Approveda Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)Defeatedd Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)Approveda


Brown is single.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Washington State Senate District 3
Succeeded by
Andy Billig (D)