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.

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Representative Brown Serves In the Following Committees :

Armed Services and Veterans AffairsCivil JusticeInsurance
 
 
 
 

02.11.19 - Brown Named Top Democrat On House Civil Justice Committee

 

State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) was named the Ranking Democrat on the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee Friday. 

 
 

12.04.18 - Rep. Richard Brown Encouraged By DeWine's Recovery Ohio Announcement

 

State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Columbus) today applauded Governor-elect Mike DeWine’s announced “opioid czar” tasked with leading the new administration’s response to Ohio’s opioid crisis. 

 
 

11.14.18 - Brown: Right To Work Is Wrong For Ohio

 

In response to an Ohio House committee hearing yesterday on House Bill 53, legislation to make Ohio a so-called “Right to Work” state for first responders, teachers, nurses and other public employees, state Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) issued the following statement:

“Ohioans have rejected dangerous ‘Right-to-Work’ legislation most recently during the current Kasich administration. Gov. Kasich has even said that it is time to move on from this anti-worker agenda, and I strongly agree in spite of the efforts of Speaker Smith and a cosponsor list that consists of the most radical members of the majority.

 
 

08.30.18 - As Opioid Crisis Deepens, Officials Look To Create Ohio Office Of Drug Policy For Unified, Strategic Statewide Plan

 

As Ohio’s opioid addiction crisis deepens and shows little sign of letting up, state Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and local officials from Central Ohio and Dayton today announced new legislation to create a unified cabinet-level Office of Drug Policy to serve as a coordinated, comprehensive entity for community officials, law enforcement officers, social workers and local communities to seek out best practices, available grants, state rules, new education programs, and more anti-drug abuse resources.

“We read it in the news. We see it in our neighborhoods. We hear about it at work and at home. And, sadly too many Ohio families are forced to face the grim reality every day that Ohio is the face of the nation’s opioid epidemic,” said Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester). “It is clear more can be done to take on this crisis in a strategic and unified way. That’s why I’m proud to introduce this legislation today and look forward to working with members of both political parties who want to ensure addiction no longer holds our state back from living up to our full promise and potential.”

A historic number of Ohioans – 5,232 a year or 14 every day—are dying of unintentional overdose, a 39% spike in the last year. Ohio’s rates are three times the national average. According to a congressional study, Ohio’s current efforts won’t be enough to slow the historic number of deaths from opioids.

“We need more than a piecemeal, ad-hoc approach. What works in Dayton may or may not work in Columbus or Canal Winchester, but we frankly just don’t know without a strategic partnership from the state,” said Nan Whaley, Mayor of Dayton. “A coordinated Office of Drug Policy would offer more hands-on guidance to local communities by serving as the state partner with regional opioid taskforces, counties, cities and community providers.”

 
 
 
 

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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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Hometown : Canal Winchester
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