Pat Browne

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Patrick M. Browne
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Member of the Pennsylvania Senate
from the 16th district
Assumed office
May 3, 2005[1]
Preceded by Charlie Dent
Constituency Parts of Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton Counties
Republican Whip
of the Pennsylvania Senate
Assumed office
January 4, 2011
Preceded by Jane Orie
Member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives
from the 131st district
In office
January 3, 1995[2] – May 3, 2005[3]
Preceded by Karen Ritter
Succeeded by Karen Beyer
Constituency Part of Lehigh County
Personal details
Born (1963-12-08) December 8, 1963 (age 51)
Allentown, Pennsylvania
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Heather Browne
Residence Allentown, Pennsylvania
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Temple University Law School
Profession Legislator - CPA - Attorney
Religion Roman Catholic

Patrick M. Browne is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who has represented the 16th District since 2005. His district includes portions of Lehigh County, Monroe County and Northampton County.

Browne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Temple University Law School.

Prior to his election to the State Senate, Browne worked as Certified Public Accountant and attorney. He also was a tax manager for Coopers and Lybrand from 1990 to 1994 and a tax supervisor for Price Waterhouse from 1986 to 1990.

Browne was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1994 to 2005.[4] In 2005, he won a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Charlie Dent who resigned to take a seat in the United States House of Representatives.

Browne was convicted twice on DUI and is currently under investigation for a third DUI after an accident. [5]


  1. ^ "SESSION OF 2005 - 189TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 26" (PDF). Pennsylvania Senate. 2005-05-03. 
  2. ^ "SESSION OF 1995 - 179TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 1" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 1995-01-03. 
  3. ^ "SESSION OF 2005 - 189TH OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY - No. 28" (PDF). Legislative Journal. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. 2005-05-03. 
  4. ^ "Patrick M. Browne (Republican)". Official Pennsylvania House of Representatives Profile. Pennsylvania House of Representatives. Archived from the original on 2000-02-11. 
  5. ^ "Sen. Browne, under investigation for possible DUI crash, in hospital with 'considerable injuries'". 

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