Tim Brown (Ohio politician)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Tim Brown
President of the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments
Assumed office
July 20, 2016
Member of the Ohio House of Representatives
from the 3rd district
In office
January 1, 2013 – July 30, 2016
Preceded by Randy Gardner
Succeeded by Theresa Gavarone
Personal details
Born (1962-10-25) October 25, 1962 (age 54)
Omaha, Nebraska
Political party Republican
Residence Bowling Green, Ohio
Alma mater Bowling Green State University
Occupation Legislator

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[edit]

Brown received a bachelor's degree in business from Bowling Green State University in 1986.[1] He formerly served as a Wood County Commissioner and as a district representative for United States Congressman Paul Gillmor.

Ohio House of Representatives[edit]

A member of the Ohio Republican Party, Brown represents the 3rd District.[2] 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.[3] He will also be one of just two openly gay Republican state legislators in the United States, alongside Pennsylvania state representative Mike Fleck.

Electoral history[edit]

Election results[4]
Year Office Election Subject Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes % Opponent Party Votes %
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%


  1. ^ "Representative Tim W. Brown's Biography". Project Vote Smart. Retrieved 4 December 2012. 
  2. ^ "First-time candidate keeps race close, falls short in end". The BG News, November 7, 2012.
  3. ^ "Nationwide Wins for State and Local LGBT Candidates". Metro Weekly, November 8, 2012.
  4. ^ "Election Results". Ohio Secretary of State. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 

External links[edit]