Taylor Brown

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Taylor Brown
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Montana State Senate District 22
Incumbent
In office
2009 - Present
Term ends
January 2, 2017
Years in position 5
PartyRepublican
Leadership
Majority Whip, Montana State Senate
2010-2012
Compensation
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
Education
Bachelor'sMontana State University-Bozeman
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
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

2013-2014

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
Education

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

Elections

2012

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

2008

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

2012

Campaign donor information is not yet available for this year.

2008

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

Issues

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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Personal

Brown and his wife, Taylor, have three children.

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Political offices
Preceded by
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Montana State Senate District 22
2009–present
Succeeded by
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