Ted Brown (politician)
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Ted Brown is a California Libertarian politician and speaker. Brown has been nicknamed "the perennial candidate" by local media, because of his constant runs for office in every election cycle for nearly thirty years. In 2008 he was again a candidate for California's 26th congressional district. Between 1980 and 2008 he has run for the United States House of Representatives seven times, California State Assembly three times, Insurance Commissioner twice, and United States Senate & California State Senate once each.
Active with his political party, Brown has served as California State Chairman, Los Angeles County Chairman and a member of the Libertarian National Committee. He currently serves as a member of State Executive Committee, platform committee chairman, and candidate recruitment chairman. He frequently writes Libertarian position statements on ballot initiatives, and is a regular speaker on behalf of the Libertarian Party throughout Southern California.
Brown was born in 1960 in Steubenville, Ohio, the grandson of German, Greek and Jewish immigrants. The family relocated to Wheeling, West Virginia in 1970, where he worked in his family business. He graduated from Linsly Military Institute in 1978 before attending Wesleyan University in Connecticut for one year. He graduated from UCLA in 1984, with a B. A. in political science with a concentration in Constitutional Law.
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