Robin Brown (politician)

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Robin Brown
Member of the Minnesota House of Representatives
from the 27A district
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2011
Preceded by Dan Dorman
Succeeded by Rich Murray
Personal details
Born (1961-04-22) April 22, 1961 (age 56)
Political party Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party
Spouse(s) Joseph Eugene Brown, Senior
Children 6
Residence Moscow Township, Minnesota
Alma mater Minnesota State University, Mankato
St. Mary's University
Profession educator, legislator

Robin K. Brown (born April 22, 1961) is a Minnesota politician and a former member of the Minnesota House of Representatives (2007-2011) A member of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL), she represented District 27A, which includes all or portions of Freeborn and Mower counties in the southeastern part of the state.

Early life, education, and career[edit]

Brown was raised on a farm and was the oldest of eight children.[1] She graduated from Montezuma High School in Montezuma, Iowa, attended Lycoming College in Williamsport, PA and then went on to Minnesota State University, Mankato in Mankato, receiving her B.A. in Art Education. In 2006, she earned her M.A. in Education from St. Mary's University in Winona.[2][3] Brown is an art and photography teacher at Albert Lea High School in Albert Lea. She is also a Horse Breeder. She is Owner and Operator of Wedgewood Peruvian Pasos.[2]

Minnesota House of Representatives[edit]

Elections[edit]

Brown was first elected in 2006, and was re-elected in 2008. She was unseated by Republican Rich Murray in her 2010 re-election bid, losing by a mere 57 votes after an election recount.[4][5]

2010 Minnesota State Representative- House 27A[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Robin Brown (Incumbent) 7454 49.77
Republican Rich Murray 7511 50.15
2008 Minnesota State Representative- House 27A[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Robin Brown (Incumbent) 10960 57.65
Republican Erik Larson 8031 42.24
2006 Minnesota State Representative- House 27A[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
DFL Robin Brown 8617 50.78
Republican Matt Benda 8332 49.10

Tenure[edit]

She was a member of the House Commerce and Labor Subcommittee for the Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division, and of the Finance subcommittees for the Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division, the Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division, and the K-12 Education Finance Division.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Brown resides in Moscow Township, Minnesota. Her husband, Joseph "Joe" Brown is a former Iowa State Senator who represented the old 27th and 35th districts in that state from 1979-1987.[8] Brown has 6 children (3 from a previous marriage): Nathaniel, Crystal, Earnest, Jeb, Bristen, and Madison. In her spare time, Brown enjoys horseback riding and painting.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present-Legislator Record-Brown,Robin". The Minnesota Legislative Reference Library. Retrieved November 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Minnesota Legislators Past & Present - Legislator Record - Brown, Robin". Leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  3. ^ "Project Vote Smart - Representative Robin Brown - Biography". Votesmart.org. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  4. ^ Knapp, John A. "Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A". Inside the Minnesota Capitol. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  5. ^ Shaw, Charley. "District 27A: Brown concedes to Republican challenger". Politics in Minnesota. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  6. ^ a b c "Results for State Representative District 27A". Minnesota Secretary of State. Retrieved November 13, 2014.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Minnesota_Secretary_of_State:_Election_Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page). Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Minnesota_Secretary_of_State:_Election_Results" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  7. ^ "Robin Brown (DFL) 27A - Minnesota House of Representatives". House.leg.state.mn.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 
  8. ^ "Iowa Legislature Domain Reroute". Beta.legis.state.ia.us. Retrieved 2010-07-20. 

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