|U.S. Senate, Massachusetts|
|February 4, 2010-Present|
|January 3, 2013|
|Years in position||4|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||January 19, 2010|
|First elected||January 19, 2010|
|Next general||November 6, 2012|
|Massachusetts State Senate|
|Massachusetts House of Representatives|
|High school||Wakefield High School|
|J.D.||Boston College Law School|
|Service/branch||Massachusetts Army National Guard|
|Years of service||1979-Present|
|Birthday||September 12, 1959|
|Place of birth||Kittery, Maine|
|Religion||Christian Reformed Church in North America|
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- 1 Biography
- 2 Career
- 3 Committee assignments
- 4 Issues
- 5 Elections
- 6 Campaign donors
- 7 Analysis
- 8 Recent news
- 9 Personal
- 10 External links
- 11 References
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.
Below is an abbreviated outline of Brown's political career:
- Massachusetts State House of Representatives, 1999-2004
- Massachusetts State Senate, 2004-2010
- U.S. Senate, 2010-Present
Brown serves on the following Senate committees:
- Armed Services Committee
- Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee
- Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee
- Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee
- Veterans' Affairs Committee
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. 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. The article notes that Brown has had recent campaigning success in Massachusetts, and despite mixed polls, Brown’s "blue-collar appeal" might be enough against his opponent, Democrat Elizabeth Warren.
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. 
|Massachusetts State Senate District 25 General Election, 2008|
|Republican||Scott Brown Incumbent||58.5%||49,795|
|Scott Brown (2012) Campaign Finance Reports|
|Report||Date Filed||Beginning Balance||Total Contributions|
for Reporting Period
|Expenditures||Cash on Hand|
|April Quarterly||March 31, 2012||$12,892,256.90||$3,369,239.51||$(1,369,832.79)||$14,891,663.62|
|July Quarterly||June 30, 2012||$14,891,663.62||$4,973,232.75||$(4,301,246.14)||$15,563,650.23|
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.
|U.S. Senate, Massachusetts, 2010 - Scott Brown Campaign Contributions|
|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|
|Liberty Mutual Insurance||$36,050|
|Affiliated Managers Group||$20,800|
|Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee|
|Securities & Investment||$743,347|
Congressional Staff Salaries
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.
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.
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Brown lives in Wrentham, MA, with his wife, Gail. The couple has two daughters.
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- Gov Track "Scott Brown," Accessed March 3, 2012
- iBerkshires "U.S. Senate Hopeful Warren Stumps in North Adams," Accessed February 18, 2012
- Biographical Guide to Members of Congress "Scott Brown," Accessed October 29, 2011
- U.S. Senate Official Website "Committee Assignments," Accessed October 29, 2011
- The Hill, "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 23, 2011
- Huffington Post "Scott Brown 2012 Campaign Officially Starts," January 19, 2012
- Center for Politics "Tilting the Toss Ups – the Eight Races That Will Decide the Senate" Accessed April 9, 2012
- Politico "Bloomberg to host fundraiser for Scott Brown" July 28, 2012
- Elections Division, State of Massachusetts "Special Election Results, January 19, 2010"
- Massachusetts Elections Division - 2008 General Election Results
- Federal Election Commission "Scott Brown Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Scott Brown April Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012
- Federal Election Commission "Scott Brown July Quarterly," Accessed August 1, 2012
- Open Secrets "Scott Brown 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed October 29, 2011
- LegiStorm "Scott Brown"
- OpenSecrets.org, "Brown, (R-Massachusetts), 2010"
- Official Website "Biography," Accessed October 29, 2011
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