Rep. Brown waits with fellow Representative for session to begin
Rep. Brown waits with fellow Representative for session to begin
 Rep. Brown testifies in favor of his bipartisan priority bill to create the Governor's Office of Drug Policy.
Rep. Brown testifies in favor of his bipartisan priority bill to create the Governor's Office of Drug Policy.
 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.

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Representative Brown Serves In the Following Committees :

Armed Services and Veterans AffairsCivil JusticeInsuranceRules and Reference
 
 
 
 

04.01.20 - Rep. Brown, House Democrats Renew Calls For A Stop To Evictions And Foreclosures, Debt Collection During The COVID-19 Crisis

 

COLUMBUS— For many, the first day of a new month means rent and bills are due. For those who have lost their jobs due to the coronavirus outbreak, April 1st could be the most financially devastating day yet as fears of evictions and foreclosures may loom.

 
 

03.31.20 - Rep. Brown Renews Call For House Bill 10 Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

 

State Rep. Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today renewed his call for the passage of House Bill (HB) 10, which would create the Governor’s Office of Drug Policy to combat the overdose crisis in Ohio in a unified, comprehensive manner. HB 10 was designated a priority bill by Speaker Householder and is being supported by both Democrats and Republicans.

 
 

03.27.20 - Rep. Richard Brown Issues Statement As Coronavirus Relief Bill Signed Into Law

 

COLUMBUS—State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today applauded Gov. Mike DeWine as he signed into law House Bill (HB) 197, which will provide needed supports to working people, families and businesses in Ohio amid the coronavirus outbreak. It passed both legislative chambers unanimously Wednesday.

 
 

03.25.20 - Rep. Brown, House Democrats Pass Sweeping Legislation To Address COVID-19 Crisis

 

COLUMBUS— State lawmakers returned to the Statehouse today to address the COVID-19 crisis and provide immediate relief to everyday Ohioans. State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) released a statement today following the unanimous passage of an omnibus bill (HB 197) that would prohibit utility shut-offs, waive state testing requirements, freeze EdChoice eligibility, extend voting in the primary election, postpone the state income tax filing deadline among several other measures.

 
 
 

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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
Party : Democrat
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