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District 110 State Representative Rich Brown is serving his third term in the Michigan Legislature, where he serves on the Appropriations Committee. A Bessemer resident, Rep. Brown was elected Gogebic County Clerk-Register of Deeds in January, 1985. In 1976, at the age of 20, Rep. Brown was elected to the Wakefield Township Board of Education, where he served four years, including one year as president.
Rep. Brown is the past Chair of the Gogebic County Community Mental Health Board and past president of Michigan Association of Community Health Boards. He is the former news director for WUPM in Ironwood, former reporter for the Ironwood Daily Globe; and
he taught radio broadcasting at Transamerica School of Broadcasting at Wausau. In addition, Representative Brown served as president of the Ironwood Rotary in
1987-1988. He is the director of Marty's Goldenaires Senior Drum and Bugle Corps in Bessemer.
LANSING -- Guest columnist and Michigan Rep. Rich Brown, D-Bessemer, says
state agencies and several gas companies in Michigan have programs to help people pay their utility bills in the winter. Home heating assistance is available from many
sources for low-income families, senior citizens or persons with special medical situations.
Editor's Note: Read about Rep. Brown's keynote address at the Houghton
Keweenaw Conservation District's 50th Annual Meeting on October 13, 2001, in
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