Bob Brown

Bob Brown REPRepublican

Secretary of State for Montana and the Republican nominee for governor in 2004

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Bob BrownREPRepublican Secretary of State for Montana and the Republican nominee for governor in 2004
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Bob Brown (born December 11, 1947) is an American politician who was the Secretary of State for Montana and the Republican nominee for Governor of Montana in 2004.As a young man, Brown was elected to Montana Legislature. Brown spent four years in the State House (1970–1974) and 23 in the Senate (1975–1997), serving as president from 1995-96. His political mentors include Jean Turnage, who spent 20 years in the Senate and subsequently 15 as chief justice of the Supreme Court before retiring in 1991. Brown became Senate education chairman in 1977 and served in that capacity through 1983. He served as chairman of the taxation committee in 1987. He became chairman of the committee on committees, one of the most innocuously named but powerful Senate committees, in 1989. He sat on the judicial committee from 1975 to 1993. In 2000, Brown ran for secretary of state and won by a 7 percent margin. In 2004, Brown entered the 2004 Montana gubernatorial election against Democrat Brian Schweitzer. Although the race was heated, he eventually lost.

Education5 - 5 of 3
University of Montana
MEd
1988
Montana State University
BA Government
1974
Montana State University
BA History
1970
Past Positions1 - 19 of 19
Secretary of State
Montana
2000 - 2004
Member
Montana Board of Public Education
1997 - 2001
Dean
Montana State Senate
1991 - 1996
President
Montana State Senate
1994 - 1996
Senator
Montana State Senate
1974 - 1996
Voting Delegate
Republican National Convention
1996
Representaive
Montana State House of Representatives
1971 - 1974
Director of External Affairs
Columbia Aluminum Company
1998 - 2002
System and Columbia Falls Aluminum Company
1997 - 2001
Campaign Director
Statewide Ballot Issue for Montana University System Funding
1998
Director of University Extension
University of Montana-Flathead
1991 - 1998
Program Host
Ask Your Legislator-Cable TV interview program
1997
Instructor
Flathead Valley Community College
1994
Secondary Teacher
Bigfork, Whitefish, and Flathead Public Schools
1979 - 1990
Experience
Truck Driver
Experience
United States Navy
Experience
Farmer-Rancher
Experience
Journalist Third Class
Registered Lobbyist
Montana Legislature-US West Communications, Incorporated, Montana University
Other Experience1 - 10 of 10
Board Member
Kalispell Chamber of Commerce
Member
Whitefish Chapter of the Loyal Order of Moose
Member
Columbia Falls Chapter of International Lions Clubs
Member
Flathead Valley Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa
Member
Whitefish Chapter of Kiwanis International
Member
Montana Education Association
Member
Whitefish Chapter of the American Legion
Chair
Workers Compensation Regulation Advisory Council
1997 - 1999
Member
Montana Steering Committee for the President's National Summit on Volunteerism
1997 - 1998
Chair
Senate Republican Caucus
1991 - 1994