Dave Brown (Minnesota politician)

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Dave Brown
Member of the Minnesota Senate
from the 15th district
16th (2011–2013)
In office
January 4, 2011 – January 2, 2017
Preceded by Lisa Fobbe
Succeeded by Andrew Mathews
Personal details
Born (1961-06-26) June 26, 1961 (age 55)
Mount Auburn-La-Porte City, Iowa
Political party Republican Party of Minnesota
Spouse(s) Deb
Children 2
Alma mater Oklahoma Wesleyan University
Occupation insurance agent

David M. "Dave" Brown (born June 26, 1961) is a Minnesota politician and former member of the Minnesota Senate. A member of the Republican Party of Minnesota, he represented District 15, which included portions of Benton, Kanabec, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Sherburne and Wright counties in the central part of the state. The district also included the trust lands of the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe and Grand Casino Mille Lacs.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Brown grew up in Mount Auburn-La-Porte City, Iowa, and later attended Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville, Oklahoma, graduating in 1983 with a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences.[1][2]

He is an insurance agent with the Breitenfeldt Group. He previously worked with Word Entertainment, a major Christian music company based in Nashville, Tennessee.[1][3]

Minnesota Senate[edit]

Brown was first elected in 2010 and was re-elected in 2012.[4] He did not seek re-election in 2016.


  1. ^ a b "Legislator Record - Brown, David M. "Dave"". Minnesota Legislators Past & Present. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Senator Dave Brown Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 2012-12-04. 
  3. ^ [1][dead link]
  4. ^ Edwards, Jennifer (November 9, 2012). "Sherburne County had 82% voter turnout". Sherburne County Citizen. 

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