Dan W. Brown

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Dan W. Brown
Member of the Missouri Senate
from the 16th district
In office
Preceded by Frank Barnitz
Member of the Missouri House of Representatives
from the 149th district
In office
2008 - 2010
Preceded by Bob May
Personal details
Born (1950-12-22) December 22, 1950 (age 67)
Solo, Missouri, U.S.
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Kathy
Children 2
Residence Rolla, Missouri
Profession Doctor of Veterinary medicine.

Dan W. Brown (born December 22, 1950) is a first-term Republican member of the Missouri Senate representing the 16th district. Brown previously served in the Missouri House of Representatives from 2008 to 2010 as representative from the 149th district.[1]

Personal history[edit]

Dan Brown was born in Solo, Missouri, and is a graduate of Houston (Missouri) High School. Brown furthered his education at the University of Missouri where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture and a Doctorate of Veterinary medicine.[2] Senator Brown has been a practicing veterinarian for over 33 years and continues his practice when not involved with his legislative duties. He and his wife Kathy reside in Rolla. They're the parents of two children, a son and a daughter.[1]

Political history[edit]

Dan Brown first entered statewide politics in 2008 when he defeated Democrat Wayne Bledsoe and Constitution Party candidate Dennis E. Husted to win the district 149 seat.[3]

Missouri 149th District State Representative Election 2008
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dan W. Brown 9,456 60% Winner
Democratic Wayne Bledsoe 6,013 38.2%
Constitution Dennis E. Husted 284 1.8%

After only one term in the House, Brown chose to run for State Senator in 2010, defeating incumbent Democrat Frank Barnitz to win the 16th district seat.[4]

Missouri 16th District State Senate Election 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Republican Dan W. Brown 31,792 58.3% Winner
Democratic Frank A. Barnitz 22,760 41.7%

During the 96th General Assembly Senator Brown serves on the following committees:

  • Agriculture, Food Production, & Outdoor Resources.
  • Appropriations.
  • Education.
  • Vice-chairman, Veterans Affairs, Emerging Issues, Pensions & Urban Affairs.


Senator Brown belongs to the following groups:

  • Member, American Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Member, Missouri Veterinary Medical Association.
  • Missouri Farm Bureau.
  • Missouri Farmers Association (MFA).
  • Charter member, Paseo Biofuel.
  • Charter member, Mid-Missouri Energy.
  • Member, National Rifle Association.
  • Member, Missouri Republican Party.