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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Brown paid his congressional staff a total of $2,554,189 in 2011.  He ranks 15th on the list of the highest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 51st overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Massachusetts]] ranks 12th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average [[U.S. Senate]] congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/2613/Sen_Scott_Brown.html LegiStorm "Scott Brown"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Brown's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $835,106 and $2,250,082. That averages to $1,542,594, which is lower than  the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00031174&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Brown, (R-Massachusetts), 2010"]</ref>
  
 
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Scott Brown
Scott Brown.jpg
U.S. Senate, Massachusetts
Incumbent
In office
February 4, 2010-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2013
Years in position 4
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$174,000
Elections and appointments
Last electionJanuary 19, 2010
First electedJanuary 19, 2010
Next generalNovember 6, 2012
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Massachusetts State Senate
2004-2010
Massachusetts House of Representatives
1999-2004
Education
High schoolWakefield High School
Bachelor'sTufts University
J.D.Boston College Law School
Military service
Service/branchMassachusetts Army National Guard
Years of service1979-Present
Personal
BirthdaySeptember 12, 1959
Place of birthKittery, Maine
ProfessionAttorney
ReligionChristian Reformed Church in North America
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Scott Philip Brown (b. September 12, 1959) is a Republican member of the U.S. Senate from the state of Massachusetts. Brown was first elected to the Senate in 2010.

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Brown is a "centrist Republican".[1]

Brown is running for re-election in 2012. Marisa DeFranco, Eno Mondesir, and Elizabeth Warren are seeking the Democratic nomination. Primary elections will be held on September 6, 2012.[2]

Biography

Brown was born in 1959 in Kittery, ME, and attended public high school in Wakefield, MA. He earned his B.A. from Tufts University in 1981 and his J.D. from Boston College Law School in 1985. Brown has also worked as an attorney.[3]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Brown's political career[3]:

  • Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1999-2004
  • Massachusetts State Senate, 2004-2010
  • U.S. Senate, 2010-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. Senate

2011-2012

Brown serves on the following Senate committees[4]:

Issues

Political positions

Presidential preference

2012

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

Scott Brown endorsed Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. [5]

Elections

2012

See also: United States Senate elections in Massachusetts, 2012

Brown is running for re-election in 2012.[6] Marisa DeFranco, Jim King, and Elizabeth Warren are seeking the Democratic nomination. Primary elections will be held on September 18, 2012.

The University of Virginia's Center for Politics published an article called Sabato's Crystal Ball on March 22, 2012 detailing the 8 races in the Senate in 2012 that will decide the political fate of which party will end up with control in 2013.[7] The seat rated a a toss-up that the Sabato's Crystal Ball believes is second most likely to end up Republican, second only to Montana, is the Senate seat in Massachusetts.[7] The article notes that Brown has had recent campaigning success in Massachusetts, and despite mixed polls, Brown’s "blue-collar appeal"[7] might be enough against his opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Warren.[7]

On July 25, Politico reported that New Mayor Michael Bloomberg will be hosting a fundraiser for Brown at his Upper East Side townhouse on August 15. [8]

2010

On January 19, 2010, Brown won election to the United States Senate. He defeated Martha Coakley (D) and Joseph L. Kennedy (L) in the special election.[9]

U.S. Senate Special Election, Massachusetts, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Brown 51.9% 1,168,178
     Democratic Martha Coakley 47.1% 1,060,861
     Libertarian Joseph L. Kennedy 1% 22,388
     Independent Write-In 0.1% 1,155
Total Votes 2,252,582

2008

In 2008, Brown won re-election to the Massachusetts State Senate. He defeated Sara Orozco (D) in the general election.[10]

Massachusetts State Senate District 25 General Election, 2008
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngScott Brown Incumbent 58.5% 49,795
     Democratic Sara Orozco 41.5% 35,289
Total Votes 85,084

Campaign donors

2012

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2012 elections season. Below are Brown's reports.[11]

Scott Brown (2012) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[12]March 31, 2012$12,892,256.90$3,369,239.51$(1,369,832.79)$14,891,663.62
Running totals
$3,369,239.51$(1,369,832.79)

2010

Breakdown of the source of Brown's campaign funds before the 2010 special election.

Brown won election to the U.S. Senate in 2010. During that election cycle, Brown's campaign committee raised a total of $18,272,033 and spent $11,085,821.[13]

U.S. Senate, Massachusetts, 2010 - Scott Brown Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $18,272,033
Total Spent $11,085,821
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $9,614,673
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $9,281,311
Top contributors to Scott Brown's campaign committee
FMR Corp$84,150
Liberty Mutual Insurance$36,050
General Electric$26,250
Brait Builders$21,600
Affiliated Managers Group$20,800
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Retired$980,354
Securities & Investment$743,347
Lawyers/Law Firms$422,598
Health Professionals$395,910
Real Estate$368,896

Analysis

Congressional Staff Salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Brown paid his congressional staff a total of $2,554,189 in 2011. He ranks 15th on the list of the highest paid Republican Senatorial Staff Salaries and he ranks 51st overall of the lowest paid Senatorial Staff Salaries in 2011. Overall, Massachusetts ranks 12th in average salary for senatorial staff. The average U.S. Senate congressional staff was paid $2,529,141.70 in fiscal year 2011.[14]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics, Brown's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $835,106 and $2,250,082. That averages to $1,542,594, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Senators in 2010 of $7,054,258.[15]

Recent news

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Personal

Brown lives in Wrentham, MA, with his wife, Gail. The couple has two daughters.[16]

External links


References

Political offices
Preceded by
Paul G. Kirk
U.S. Senate - Massachusetts
2010-Present
Succeeded by
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