Rep. Brown speaks to a constituent at the Whitehall Ohio Promise Town Hall
Rep. Brown speaks to a constituent at the Whitehall Ohio Promise Town Hall
 Rep. Brown with Reps. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) and David Leland (D-Columbus) at the Whitehall Ohio Promise Town Hall
Rep. Brown with Reps. Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville) and David Leland (D-Columbus) at the Whitehall Ohio Promise Town Hall
 Rep. Brown is sworn in as Assistant Minority Whip alongside Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo)
Rep. Brown is sworn in as Assistant Minority Whip alongside Minority Whip Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo)
Rep. Brown speaks during House Session in support of his bipartisan legislation to establish the Ohio Governor's Office of Drug Policy
Rep. Brown speaks during House Session in support of his bipartisan legislation to establish the Ohio Governor's Office of Drug Policy
 Rep. Brown testifies in front of the Civil Justice Committee, speaking on his legislation to specify term of Franklin County domestic relations judge
Rep. Brown testifies in front of the Civil Justice Committee, speaking on his legislation to specify term of Franklin County domestic relations judge
 Rep. Brown joins Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) to speak about his plan to create the Governor's Office of Drug Policy
Rep. Brown joins Speaker Larry Householder (R-Glenford) and Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) to speak about his plan to create the Governor's Office of Drug Policy
Rep. Brown speaks with Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) before House session
Rep. Brown speaks with Rep. David Leland (D-Columbus) before House session
 Rep. Brown speaks on the House floor in opposition to a near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant
Rep. Brown speaks on the House floor in opposition to a near-total abortion ban that would prohibit abortions in Ohio long before most women know they are pregnant
 State Representative Richard Brown is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly with his friends and family
State Representative Richard Brown is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly with his friends and family
State Representative Richard Brown is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly with his friends and family
State Representative Richard Brown is sworn in to the 133rd General Assembly with his friends and family
 Rep. Brown introducing legislation to create a cabinet-level Office of Drug Policy in Ohio
Rep. Brown introducing legislation to create a cabinet-level Office of Drug Policy in Ohio
 Rep. Richard Brown testifying on his bipartisan legislation with Rep. Scott Lipps (R) to raise awareness for prostate cancer
Rep. Richard Brown testifying on his bipartisan legislation with Rep. Scott Lipps (R) to raise awareness for prostate cancer
Rep. Brown hosting Whitehall HS students in the House chambers during Hispanic Legislative Visit Day at the Statehouse
Rep. Brown hosting Whitehall HS students in the House chambers during Hispanic Legislative Visit Day at the Statehouse
 Rep. Brown speaking on the House floor
Rep. Brown speaking on the House floor
 Rep. Brown swearing in as state representative of the 20th House District
Rep. Brown swearing in as state representative of the 20th House District
 

Richard Brown received a Bachelor of Arts and graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati, followed by receiving a Juris Doctorate from The Ohio State University. As an attorney practicing private law for over 35 years, Brown’s concentration and success with hundreds of construction, oil and gas, medical malpractice and insurance coverage litigation cases helped earn him licenses to practice law in Ohio, various federal courts and the United States Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals.

In addition to his extensive background in public service and the legal arena, Brown is also a me...

 
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Representative Brown Serves In the Following Committees :

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08.05.19 - Rep. Brown Issues Statement On Dayton Shooting, Says More Needs To Be Done To Keep Children And Families Safe

 

State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today issued a statement on the state legislature’s duty to work together to address senseless gun violence and keep all Ohioans safe and secure in the wake of a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio this past weekend:

 
 

07.30.19 - Brown Announces Upcoming Back-to-school Sales Tax Holiday Weekend

 

State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday that will be in effect from Friday, August 2 until Sunday, August 4. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.

“The upcoming sales tax holiday will help families in House District 20, and across the state, save some of their hard earned dollars while shopping for back-to-school supplies,” said Brown. “This tax holiday will be a major relief for working Ohio families, and I am proud of the work we did to ensure that it remains a permeant holiday in our state.”

State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today announced the upcoming back-to-school Ohio sales tax holiday that will be in effect from Friday, August 2 until Sunday, August 4. In 2018, state lawmakers passed legislation making this three-day, back-to-school sales tax holiday a recurring holiday each year.

“The upcoming sales tax holiday will help families in House District 20, and across the state, save some of their hard earned dollars while shopping for back-to-school supplies,” said Brown. “This tax holiday will be a major relief for working Ohio families, and I am proud of the work we did to ensure that it remains a permanent holiday in our state.”

 
 

07.01.19 - Brown Statement On GOP Missing Budget Deadline

 

Ohio House Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today criticized the House and Senate Majority leadership for their inability to strike a budget deal before the constitutionally-mandated June 30 deadline.

 
 

06.26.19 - Dems Elect Hicks-Hudson As Whip, Brown As Assistant Whip

 

Ohio House Democratic Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the election of Rep. Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo) as Minority Whip and Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) as Assistant Minority Whip for the 133rd General Assembly. Brown joins the Democratic leadership team after former Whip Rep. Kent Smith (D-Euclid) stepped down last week.

“I want to thank Rep. Smith for his service to this leadership team and dedication to strengthening our caucus. I know he will continue to use that same vigor to fight on behalf of his constituents here at the Statehouse,” said Leader Sykes. “I look forward to welcoming Rep. Brown into our leadership team and continuing working with Rep. Hicks-Hudson as we move Ohio forward and restore our 

 
 
 

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Representative Richard D. Brown
District 20
77 S. High St
10th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone (614) 644-6002
Fax      (614) 719-6959
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Leadership Position : Assistant Minority Whip
Hometown : Canal Winchester
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