Tim Brown (Ohio politician)
|President of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments|
July 20, 2016
|Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 3rd district
January 1, 2013 – July 30, 2016
|Preceded by||Randy Gardner|
|Succeeded by||Theresa Gavarone|
October 25, 1962 |
|Residence||Bowling Green, Ohio|
|Alma mater||Bowling Green State University|
Tim Brown (born October 25, 1962) is an American politician who is the current President of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments. He previously served in the Ohio House of Representatives, representing the 3rd District from 2013 to 2016.
Life and career
Brown received a bachelor's degree in business from Bowling Green State University in 1986. He formerly served as a Wood County Commissioner and as a district representative for United States Congressman Paul Gillmor.
Ohio House of Representatives
A member of the Ohio Republican Party, Brown represents the 3rd District. He won his first term in 2012 to succeed Randy Gardner by defeating Democrat Kelly Wicks and Libertarian Nathan Eberly with 51% of the vote.
Brown is the first openly gay man to serve in the Ohio state legislature, and only the second LGBT person following Nickie Antonio. He will also be one of just two openly gay Republican state legislators in the United States, alongside Pennsylvania state representative Mike Fleck.
|2012||Ohio House of Representatives||General||Tim Brown||Republican||30,834||51.39%||Kelly Wicks||Democratic||26,385||43.98%||Nathan Eberly||Libertarian||2,780||4.63%|
|2014||Ohio House of Representatives||General||Tim Brown||Republican||21,311||62.92%||Steve Long||Democratic||10,571||31.21%||Nathan Eberly||Libertarian||1,987||5.87%|
- "Representative Tim W. Brown's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 4 December 2012.
- "First-time candidate keeps race close, falls short in end". The BG News, November 7, 2012.
- "Nationwide Wins for State and Local LGBT Candidates". Metro Weekly, November 8, 2012.
- "Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
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