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Brown, Robin

House 2007-2010 (District 27A)

Party when first elected:  Democratic-Farmer-Labor

Counties Served:  Freeborn, Mower

BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

Date of Birth: ??/??/1961 Date of Death: 
Birth Place:  Birth County:  Birth Country:
Other Names:
Gender:  Female Religion:  Not Reported
City of Residence (when first elected):  Austin

Occupation (when first elected):  Art and Photography Teacher, Albert Lea High School/Horse Breeder; Owner and Operator, Wedgewood Peruvian Pasos

EDUCATION

Montezuma High School, Iowa; Secondary;
Minnesota State University, Mankato; B.S.; Art Education
St. Mary's University; M.A.; Education, 2006

OTHER GOVERNMENT SERVICE

FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS

Spouse: Divorced (before she served); Joseph "Joe" Brown (when first elected, he was a former Iowa State Senator)
Children: Six children (three with her first husband): Nathaniel, Crystal, Earnest, Jeb, Bristen, and Madison
Family Members Who Have Served in the Minnesota Legislature:

GENERAL NOTES

She was raised on a farm and was the oldest of eight children.

She ran unsuccessfully as the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party endorsed candidate for the Minnesota House of Representatives in the 2010 election. Her opponent, Rich Murray, defeated her by 57 votes so an automatic recount occurred. The recount confirmed that Rich Murray had won.


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Map of Austin
Austin, MN
Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/4/2008 Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
District: 27A Residence: Moscow
Counties Represented: Freeborn, Mower
Occupation: Art and Photography Teacher, Albert Lea Senior High School
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2010 1st Sp.S. - Author
   2010 2nd Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Commerce and Labor Subcommittee: Telecommunications Regulation and Infrastructure Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Cultural and Outdoor Resources Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: K-12 Education Finance Division Minutes

85th Legislative Session (2007-2008)

  Session Details
Body: House Elected: 11/7/2006 Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
District: 27A Residence: Austin
Counties Represented: Freeborn, Mower
Occupation: Art and Photography Teacher, Albert Lea High School/Horse Breeder; Owner and Operator, Wedgewood Peruvian Pasos
Party: Democratic-Farmer-Labor
Bills Authored: Chief Author     Author
Special Session Bills Authored:     2007 1st Sp.S. - Author
Committees:
Agriculture, Rural Economies and Veterans Affairs Minutes
E-12 Education Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division Minutes
Finance Subcommittee: Education Finance and Economic Competitiveness Finance Division: K-12 Finance Division Minutes
Taxes Subcommittee: Property Tax Relief and Local Sales Tax Division Minutes

Audio/Video
Session Interview (Video) 2010 House Interview

Session Interview (Video) 2007 House Interview


Articles & Books About
Simpson, Mia."One on One, Art Teacher Looks to Paint a Good Picture for Constituents." Session Weekly, St. Paul: Minnesota House of Representatives Information Office, January 19, 2007, p. 17.




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