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Patrick M. BrowneREPRepublican State Senator, District 16
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Patrick M. Browne (born December 8, 1963) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who has represented the 16th District since 2005. His district includes portions of Lehigh County. Browne has served as Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman since November 2014. He is also a member of the Communications & Technology, Education, Finance and Transportation Committees. Browne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Temple University Law School. He is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School. Prior to his election to the State Senate, Browne worked as Certified Public Accountant and attorney. He also was a tax manager for Coopers and Lybrand from 1990 to 1994 and a tax supervisor for Price Waterhouse from 1986 to 1990. Browne was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1994 to 2005. In 2005, he won a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Charlie Dent who resigned to take a seat in the United States House of Representatives.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
School of Law, Temple University
JD
1993
University of Notre Dame
BA Business Administration/Accounting
1986
Past Positions1 - 7 of 7
Majority Whip
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate
2010 - 2014
President Pro Tempore
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate
2009 - 2010
Senator
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate
2005 - Current
Representative
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania House of Representatives
1994 - 2005
Tax Manager
Coopers and Lybrand
1990 - 1994
Senior Associate
Price Waterhouse
1986 - 1990
Accountant
Sole Proprietor
Other Experience1 - 14 of 14
Board Member
Public School EmployeesÂ’ Retirement System
Current
Member
Legislative Audit Advisory Committee
Current
Member
Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency
Current
Member
Pennsylvania Minority Business Development Authority
Current
Board Member
Head Start
Board Member
Allentown Business School
Founder
Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ)
Member
Saint Paul's Catholic Church
Member
Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Member
School-to-Work
Member
Advisory Committee, Good Shephard Work Service Center
Former Member
Health and Human Service Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate
Former Member
Education Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate
Former Member
Transportation Committee, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Senate