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
Appropriations Committee Chairman
of the Pennsylvania Senate
Assumed office
November 2014
Preceded by Jake Corman
Republican Whip
of the Pennsylvania Senate
In office
January 4, 2011 – November 2014
Preceded by Jane Orie
Succeeded by John Gordner
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 54)
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

Patrick M. Browne (born December 8, 1963) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who has represented the 16th District since 2005. His district includes portions of Lehigh County.

Browne serves as Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman since November 2014. He is also a member of the Communications & Technology, Education, Finance and Transportation Committees.

Browne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Temple University Law School. He is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High 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 accepted into first-time offenders program following arrest for DUI.[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 2000-02-01. 
  5. ^ "Pennsylvania senator accepted into first-time offender program for DUI arrest". 

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