State Rep. Rich Brown to seek re-election in 110th District
BESSEMER -- Promising a positive campaign that will emphasize his solid reputation for first-class constituent service, hard work and independence,
State Rep. Rich Brown (D- Bessemer) announced on Monday, May 20, that he is seeking
re-election as a candidate for the Michigan House of Representatives in the newly-drawn 110th District.
Brown is currently serving his first term in the House of Representatives.
In addition to Baraga, Gogebic, Houghton, Iron, Keweenaw and Ontonagon
counties, the new 110th District also includes Powell Township in Marquette County.
"As a former County Clerk and State Representative, I have worked hard to be
a strong voice for our families and our communities. I look forward to continuing that work in the State
House," said Brown. "The past year and a half have been challenging and rewarding. I thank the voters for the
honor and privilege of working for you in Lansing and look forward to talking with people on the campaign trail in the months
ahead -- to hear
first-hand the concerns that need to be addressed -- and making those heard in
In his first term in the Michigan House, Brown has won praise and developed an expertise on the House Appropriations Committee. Elected by his peers to
the post of Minority Vice Chair on the DNR/DEQ Appropriations Subcommittee, Brown has pushed for stronger accountability and increasing local
involvement in decision making.
"I would also like to announce the launching of my campaign website -- www.richbrown.org. I encourage people to use this site as a resource to learn
about the issues I will continue to fight for -- Education, Economic Development and getting our fair share from Lansing. There are also ways for
people to get involved with my campaign by going to the volunteer page, as well as emailing me."
A Bessemer resident, Brown was elected Gogebic County Clerk-Register of Deeds in January, 1985. In 1976, at the age of 20,
he was elected to the Wakefield Township Board of Education, where he served four years,
including one year as president.
Brown is the past chair of the Gogebic County Community Mental Health Board and past president of Michigan Association of Community Health Boards.
A former news director for WUPM in Ironwood and a former reporter for the Ironwood Daily
Globe, Brown also taught radio broadcasting at Transamerica School of Broadcasting at Wausau. 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.
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