Melvin R. Brown

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Melvin R. Brown
Member of the Utah House of Representatives
from the 53rd[1] district
In office
January 1, 1987; January 1, 2007 – September 1, 2000
Personal details
Born February 15, 1938
Henefer, Utah
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Residence Coalville, Utah
Alma mater Utah State University

Melvin R. Brown (born 15 February 1938) is a Republican member of the Utah State House of Representatives who lives in Coalville, Utah and represents House District 53.

Early life and career[edit]

Brown was born on February 15, 1938 in Henefer, Utah. Brown holds a bachelor's degree in education from Utah State University and did graduate work in educational psychology at the University of Utah. He lists his profession as farmer and consultant. He currently lives in Coalville, Utah and is the father of four children.[2]

Political career[edit]

Brown was first elected to the State House in 1986 and served through 2000. He was then re-elected in 2006. From 1993-1994 he was the House Assistant Majority Whip and from 1995-1998 he was the Speaker of the House.

  • 2012 Brown defeated John Zimmerman in the Republican convention and was then unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.
  • 2014 Brown defeated Blaine Hone and John Zimmerman in the 2014 Republican convention. He then went on to win the general election on November 4, 2014 with 7,304 votes (67.5%) defeating democratic candidate Ray L. Worthen.[3]

During the 2016 legislative session,Brown served on the Social Services Appropriations Subcommittee, the House Health and Human Services Committee, House Natural Resources, Agriculture, and Environment Committee and the Rural Development Legislative Liaison Committee.[4]

2016 sponsored legislation[edit]

Bill Number Bill Title Status
HB0248 Municipal Disconnection Amendments Governor Signed - 3/30/2016
HB0360S02 Land Use Amendments House/ filed - 3/10/2016

Brown also floor sponsored SB0109S01 School and Institutional Trust Lands Amendments, and SJR012 Proposal to Amend Utah Constitution -- Changes to School Funds.[5]


  1. ^ "Melvin R. Brown (R)". Salt Lake City, Utah: Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Vote Smart Melvin R. Brown". Retrieved April 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Election results". Ballotpedia. Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Melvin R. Brown". Retrieved April 11, 2016. 
  5. ^ "2016 Legislation". Utah State Legislature. Retrieved April 11, 2016.