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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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.”

 
 

06.27.18 - Brown Responds To Anti-worker Janus V. AFSCME SCOTUS Decision

 

State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today condemned the United States Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision in its ruling on the AFSCME v. Janus case. 

 
 

06.08.18 - Brown Applauds Passage Of Bill To Increase Statewide Opioid Data Sharing And Communication

 

State Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today applauded the Ohio House’s passage of House Bill 535, legislation to increase reports of opioid overdoses and the effectiveness of naloxone treatments to the Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Public Safety.

Brown was an original co-sponsor of the legislation, the Opioid Data and Communication Expansion Act, before it unanimously passed the House floor Thursday.

“Better communication and information sharing about the Opioid Crisis will only help to paint a more complete picture of what’s going on in Ohio,” said Brown. “Compiling more information about what’s working and what isn’t across the state will only help us better respond to the ongoing crisis. I am proud to have been a co-sponsor on this important piece of legislation”

House Bill 535 now heads to the Ohio Senate for further consideration. Brown supports the Ohio Senate’s swift passage of the legislation.

 
 
 

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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
Party : Democrat
Current Term : Eligible to run for another term