State Senator Scott Brown represents the Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District, in the Massachusetts Senate. Senator Brown was elected to the Massachusetts Senate in a special election on March 2, 2004, was re-elected on November 2, 2004, won re-election unopposed on November 7, 2006, and was re-elected on November 4, 2008. This is his third term in the Senate. Previously, Senator Brown served three terms in the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 9th Norfolk District. Prior to his election to the House in 1998, Brown served as a Wrentham Selectman for three years and before that, as Town Assessor for three years.
Senator Brown is a graduate of Wakefield High School, Tufts University, and Boston College Law School. He is a practicing attorney, and a 29 -year member of the Massachusetts National Guard, where he currently holds the rank of Lt. Colonel in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Brown was awarded the Army Commendation Medal for meritorious service in homeland security after the attacks of September 11, 2001. Senator Brown is a member of the Massachusetts Bar Association, Wrentham Lions Club, United Chamber of Commerce, North Attleboro / Plainville Chamber of Commerce, Neponset Valley Chamber of Commerce, and the United States Triathlon Federation. He serves as a Board Member of the 495/MetroWest Corridor Partnership Inc. and serves on the Hockomock YMCA Board of Incorporators.
In the legislature, Senator Brown serves on the following committees: Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure; Education; Election Laws; Higher Education; Public Safety and Homeland Security; and Veterans & Federal Affairs. He is a member of the Charles River Caucus, Biotechnology Caucus, Suburban Legislative Caucus, and he is Co-Chairman of the Metco Caucus. He is also a member of the Governor’s Advisory Council on Veterans Services. The National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB) recognized Senator Brown as a “Guardian of Small Business” for his work in creating and maintaining jobs in Massachusetts. Senator Brown has also received an “A” rating from the Associated Industries of Massachusetts, both for his efforts in promoting job growth and retaining companies within the commonwealth.
In the Senate, Senator Brown has helped lead the fight against wasteful government spending and raising taxes. He served on the Conference Committee that drafted the 2009 Pension Reform bill which finally curbed pension abuses by elected officials. Senator Brown has consistently advocated for returning more education money and local aid to cities and towns. Senator Brown received the 2004 “Public Servant of the Year” Award from the United Chamber of Commerce, for his leadership in reforming the state’s sex offender laws and protecting the rights of victims. Senator Brown is one of the State’s most outspoken advocates for victims of sexual abuse, and is a tireless supporter of veterans’ causes.
As a member of the Hidden Wounds of War Commission, Brown traveled the Commonwealth to research how State government can do a more thorough job of preventing veterans from falling through the cracks and not receiving the mental health services that they may require.
In 2007, Senator Brown wrote the first-in the-nation law that sets up a check off box on State income tax forms to indicate if the filer is a veteran of the conflicts in Iraq or Afghanistan. This information was necessary to locate returning veterans so that they can be notified of the benefits and services to which they are entitled. Brown formed a broad bi-partisan coalition of 87 other legislators and passed this legislation which the Governor signed in only a week. The check-off box was included in the 2007 forms which were submitted in April 2008. Because of this information and its subsequent outreach efforts, the number of veterans that have taken advantage of the “Welcome Home” bonus has increased dramatically.
Senator Brown has been recognized for his efforts in providing mental health counseling services to area schools after a series of teen suicides by Community V.O.I.C.E.S. (Voices of Involved Citizens Encouraging Safety) for his work protecting citizens from sex offenders and the Horace Mann Educational Association for his work in helping those with developmental disabilities. He and his wife, Gail, live in Wrentham. They have two daughters, Ayla, a student at Boston College, and Arianna, a student at Syracuse University.
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