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 ReferenceSession
 
 
 
 

08.05.20 - Rep. Brown Recognizes Ohio Military Family Month

 

COLUMBUS – House Assistant Minority Whip Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today issued a statement in honor of “Ohio Military Family Month,” which recognizes the unique sacrifices of Ohio’s military families.

 
 

07.22.20 - Rep. Brown Calls For The Immediate Resignation Of Speaker Householder

 

COLUMBUS— House Assistant Minority Whip Rep. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester) today called for the resignation of Republican Speaker of the House Larry Householder (R-Glenford) following federal charges that he engaged in a $60 million bribery, racketeering scheme. This is the second FBI investigation into House GOP leadership in three years.

 
 

07.15.20 - Reps. Brown, Crawley, Lightbody, And Russo To Host Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall July 22, 2020

 

COLUMBUS –State Reps. Richard Brown (D-Canal Winchester), Erica Crawley (D-Columbus), Mary Lightbody (D-Westerville), and Allison Russo (D-Upper Arlington) will host a virtual town hall WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2020 at Noon. The event is a part of the Ohio House Democrats’ Ohio Promise Virtual Town Hall Tour, a series of digital events this summer where local lawmakers will give a Statehouse update and provide constituents the opportunity to ask questions and offer input on ways to address the issues facing their communities.

 
 

07.14.20 - Rep. Brown Announces $300 Million To Help Colleges, Universities, And K-12 Schools Prepare For Fall Semester Amid COVID-19

 

House Assistant Minority Whip Richard D. Brown (D-Canal Winchester) announced Monday the state Controlling Board approved another round of federal funding to support Ohio’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 outbreak, including $300 million in federal funding to offset Ohio’s K-12 schools and colleges and university’s costs of keeping students and staff safe in the fall. 

 
 
 

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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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