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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
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Gender: Female
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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.

Most recent term photo
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Map of Austin
Austin, MN
Total Days Served: 1462

SESSIONS SERVED

86th Legislative Session (2009-2010)

  Session Details
Body: House
District: 27A
Elected: 11/4/2008
Residence: Moscow
Term of Office: 1/6/2009 to 1/3/2011
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
District: 27A
Elected: 11/7/2006
Residence: Austin
Term of Office: 1/3/2007 to 1/5/2009
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
Session Interviews
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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