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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10.27.20 - Rep. Brown Announces Final Week Of Voting For The 2020 General Election

 

COLUMBUS – Today, Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) announced the commencement of the final week of voting for the 2020 general election. Ohioans now have 7 days remaining to cast their ballot early in-person, return their absentee ballot by mail or at a drop box, or to vote on Election Day at their polling place. The announcement accompanies a record setting number of Ohioans choosing to exercise their right to vote early.

 
 

10.27.20 - Rep. Brown Announces Over $547 Million In Federal Funds For COVID-19 And Economic Relief

 

COLUMBUS – Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) and House Democrats Monday announced the approval of funds by the state Controlling Board to further aid Ohio’s response to the health and economic hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 

09.29.20 - Democratic Leadership Asks Speaker To Assure Ohioans That Their Votes Will Decide State's Winner In Presidential Election

 

COLUMBUS- Today, Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Sykes (D-Akron), Assistant Minority Leader Kristin Boggs (D-Columbus), Minority Whip Paula Hicks-Hudson (D-Toledo), and Assistant Minority Whip Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) sent a letter* to Speaker of the House Bob Cupp (R-Lima), asking him to assure Ohioans that their votes will be the final determinant of which candidate Ohio’s 18 electoral college votes will be allocated to, and that the legislature will not intervene to overturn the will of the voters.

 
 

09.03.20 - Rep. Brown Expresses Concern For Workers Following Passage Of HB 606

 

COLUMBUS- State Representative Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) voted “no” on House Bill 606, sponsored by State Representative Dianne Grendell (R-Chesterland), during Tuesday’s House session after the majority caucus blocked provisions that would protect essential workers who contract COVID-19 on the job from being included in 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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Leadership Position : Assistant Minority Whip
Hometown : Canal Winchester
Party : Democrat
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