Greg Brower

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Greg Brower
Greg Brower Photo.jpg
Member of the Nevada Senate
from the 15th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
2011
Appointed by Washoe County Commission 2011, elected 2012
Preceded by Bill Raggio
United States Attorney for the District of Nevada
In office
January 7, 2008 – October 10, 2009
Nominated by George W. Bush
Preceded by Steven Myhre (Acting)
Succeeded by Daniel G. Bogden
Member of the Nevada Assembly
from the Washoe County 37th district
In office
1998–2004
Preceded by Peter G. Ernaut
Succeeded by Sharron Angle
Personal details
Born (1964-02-08) February 8, 1964 (age 50)
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Loren Brower
Children Hayley Brower
Kaitlin Brower
Residence Reno, Nevada, U.S.
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley
George Washington University
Profession Lawyer
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Greg Brower For State Senate
Military service
Service/branch United States Navy
Years of service 1987–1993
Rank Lieutenant

Gregory Allen "Greg" Brower (born February 8, 1964) is an American attorney in private practice, a Senator in the Nevada Senate, former United States Attorney in the state of Nevada and a former member of the Nevada Assembly. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Early life, education and early career[edit]

Brower was born on February 8, 1964 in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and moved to Nevada at a young age.[1][2] He graduated from Bonanza High School in Las Vegas in 1982, and he attended the University of California, Berkeley—where he received his Bachelor's Degree in political economy in 1986.[2] Brower later received a law degree from George Washington University in 1992.[1]

Following college, Brower served as a surface warfare officer on a warship in the Pacific Fleet and in the Pentagon in the United States Navy during active and reserve duty from 1987-1993.[1][3][4][5] He was a commissioned officer with the rank of Lieutenant.[1]

Brower lives in Reno, Nevada, with his wife Loren.[2][5] They have two daughters, Hayley and Kaitlin.[2][5]

United States Attorney for the District of Nevada[edit]

Brower served as the United States Attorney for the District of Nevada, Nevada's chief federal prosecutor, from 2008-2009.[3][6]

He was nominated to the U.S. Attorney post by President George W. Bush on November 15, 2007, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 13, 2007.[2][3]

Immediately prior to his nomination, Brower worked as a lawyer in the Bush Administration from 2003-2007.[5] He first worked in the U.S. Justice Department, and then served as Inspector General and general counsel for the Government Printing Office.[5]

As U.S. Attorney, Brower oversaw a team of nearly 50 federal prosecutors in Nevada.[6] During his tenure, he oversaw the prosecution of 1,100 people charged with violating federal criminal laws and secured a 90% conviction rate.[6] Brower also oversaw 700 civil cases as U.S. Attorney, and he won 90% of the cases.[6]

He left office on October 10, 2009, following the nomination and confirmation of Daniel G. Bogden to replace him by President Barack Obama.[6][7]

Nevada Legislature[edit]

In 1998, Brower was elected to the Nevada Assembly and served two terms.[5] Brower currently represents Nevada Senate District 15, previously called Washoe County District 3, in the Nevada Senate, a position he was appointed to by the Washoe County Commission following the resignation of Sen. Bill Raggio in January 2011.[1][5]

77th Regular Session - 2011[edit]

  • Senate Committee on Judiciary
  • Senate Committee on Revenue and Economic Development[1]

Electoral History[edit]

Nevada State Assembly, Washoe District 37 Primary Election, 1998[8]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Brower 3,262 49.22%
Republican John Reese 761 11.48%
Republican Riho Saffen 829 12.51%
Republican Randi Thompson 1,776 26.79%
Nevada State Assembly, Washoe District 37 General Election, 1998[9]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Brower 8,777 56.59%
Republican Randi Thompson 6,733 43.41%
Nevada State Assembly, Washoe District 37 Primary Election, 2000[10]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Brower 4,963 76.76%
Republican Buddy Wright 705 10.90%
Others Undervote 798 12.34%
Nevada State Assembly, Washoe District 37 General Election, 2000[11]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Brower 16,467 78.35%
Independent American Daniel Timothy Lee 1,149 5.47%
Libertarian Karen M. Savage 3,399 16.17%
Nevada State Assembly, Washoe District 26 Primary Election, 2002[12]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Brower 2,903 48.81%
Republican Sharon Angle 3,045 51.19%
Nevada State Senate, Washoe Senate District 3 Appointment, 2011[13]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Brower 4 100%
Republican Patricia Cafferata 0 0%
Republican Barbara Smith Campbell 0 0%
Republican James Galloway 0 0%
Republican Toni Harsh 0 0%
Republican Derrick Johnson 0 0%
Republican James Nadeau 0 0%
Republican Dan Reaser 0 0%
Republican Ken Santor 0 0%
Republican Tim D. Smith 0 0%
Republican Claudia VanLydegraf 0 0%
Republican Michael Weber 0† 0%

† Washoe County Commissioner Bonnie Weber recused herself from voting because her husband was a candidate for the appointment [14]

Nevada State Senate, District 15 General Election, 2012[15]
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Greg Brower 29,352 50.23%
Democratic Sheila Leslie 29,086 49.77%

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Greg Brower". Nevada Legislature. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d e "Bush nominates former Assemblyman Brower as Nevada's new U.S. attorney". Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved May 4, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "Gregory A. Brower Sworn In As United States Attorney For The District Of Nevada". United States Department of Justice. January 7, 2008. Retrieved May 25, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Meet Greg Brower". Brower For Congress. Retrieved May 25, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Hagar, Ray (January 23, 2011). "Sandoval has ally in new senator Greg Brower". Reno Gazette-Journal. Retrieved May 25, 2011. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "United States Attorney Brower Announces Intent To Resign". United States Department of Justice. September 15, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Ex-U.S. Attorney Brower joins law firm with Las Vegas office". Associated Press. October 6, 2009. Retrieved May 25, 2011. 
  8. ^ "1998-Nevada Primary Election". Nevada Secretary of State. November 1998. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  9. ^ "1998-Nevada General Election". Nevada Secretary of State. November 1998. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  10. ^ "2000-Nevada Primary Election". Nevada Secretary of State. November 2000. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  11. ^ "2000-Nevada General Election". Nevada Secretary of State. November 2000. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  12. ^ "2002-Nevada Primary Election". Nevada Secretary of State. November 2002. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  13. ^ "2011-Washoe County Commissioners to Interview 12 Candidates Today for State Senate District 3 Vacancy". Nevada Secretary of State. January 18, 2002. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 
  14. ^ Whaley, Sean (January 18, 2011). "Washoe County Commission Picks Former State Lawmaker Brower To Fill Raggio’s Senate Seat". Nevada News Bureau. 
  15. ^ "2012-Nevada General Election". Nevada Secretary of State. November 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2013. 

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