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Taylor Brown

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Taylor Brown
Montana State Senate District 22
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 6
Majority Whip, Montana State Senate
Base salary$82.64/day
Per diem$105.31/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Term limits8 years in any 16-year period
Bachelor'sMontana State University-Bozeman
Office website
Campaign website
Taylor Brown is a Republican member of the Montana State Senate, representing District 22 since 2009. Brown served as a Majority Whip in the 2011-2012 session.[1]

Brown earned his BS in Agriculture from Montana State University.

Brown has been the owner/On-Air Farm Broadcaster for the Northern Broadcasting System since 1979.

Committee assignments


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

Montana Committee Assignments, 2013
Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation, Chair
Education and Cultural Resources
Finance and Claims
Legislative Administration, Vice Chair


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


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Brown served on these committees:



See also: Montana State Senate elections, 2012

Brown won re-election in the 2012 election for Montana State Senate, District 47. Brown ran unopposed in the June 5 primary election and defeated Jean Lemire Dahlman (D) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[2][3]

Montana State Senate, District 22, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTaylor Brown Incumbent 70.8% 6,187
     Democratic Jean Lemire Dahlman 29.2% 2,548
Total Votes 8,735


On November 4, 2008, Brown won election to the 22nd District Seat in the Montana State Senate, defeating incumbent Lane Larson (D).[4]

Montana State Senate, District 22 (2008)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Taylor Brown (R) 5,031
Lane Larson (D) 4,151

Campaign donors


Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.


In 2008, Brown collected $71,815 in donations.[5]

His five largest contributors in 2008 were:

Donor Amount
Taylor Brown $5,700
Yellowstone County Republican Central Committee $950
Joann Feist $533
David Ballard $290
Lynda Ballard $290


Government purchasing

During a November 3, 2011, meeting of the Legislative Audit Committee, Brown called for changing how Montana government agencies purchased office supplies. He was speaking in support of a performance audit report entitled "Improving Montana’s Office Supply Acquisition Processes" which showed that the state could save $139,000 in six months by switching to vendor direct-delivery system.[6] Under the existing system, all supplies were delivered to a central warehouse run by the government's General Services Division, which charged a 20-percent markup. On September 26, 2012, the state announced it would switch to a vendor direct-delivery system, a change which did not require any new legislation.[7]

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Brown and his wife, Taylor, have three children.

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Montana State Senate District 22
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