Jack A. Brown is currently the Senator who represents District Five comprised of South Navajo, Apache, Gila, Graham and Greenlee counties, and part of northeast Pinal County in the Arizona State Senate. The Senate has seen a 15-15 party split over the past two years, and Brown has led the 15-member democratic caucus while also serving as Floor Leader for the entire Senate. He was a key player in helping to get funding to keep all of the state parks open, including the Tonto Natural Bridge. He also helped keep most of the funding for Arizona's rural cities and counties.He is running unopposed.
Jack A. Brown
Party affiliation: Democrat
Years in Arizona: 73
Residence: St. Johns
Senator Jack Brown, a rancher, farmer and Realtor from St. Johns, is seeking his fourth term as a State Senator.
Brown did not respond to several requests by the Roundup for candidate-profile information. The following information was culled from his Internet website.
Elected by his peers to be the Senate Floor Leader, Brown previously served 22 years as a member of the Arizona House of Representatives, where he served as both the Minority Leader and the Assistant Minority Leader during his tenure.
A native of Arizona and a lifelong resident of St. Johns, Brown graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Agriculture and Economics.
He is active in community affairs and has served with the following organizations: Apache County Fair Commission, Arizona Farm Bureau, Arizona Cattle Growers' Association, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Academy Town Hall, Apache County Board of Realtors, Kiwanis Club, and The Boy Scouts of America.
Brown currently serves on the following Senate Standing Committees: Rules Committee, Finance Committee, and Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee, as well as the Senate Ethics Committee.
During his legislative career, he has served on various special committees, including the Property Tax Valuation and Appeals Study Committee. Additionally, Brown has served on the National Conference of State Legislatures' Legislative Management Committee and Water Policy Committee of the Western Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments.
Brown has always been known as an ardent proponent of the rural areas of Arizona and promises to continue as a "watchdog" for the rights and lifestyles of small communities.