Scott Brown was elected by the people of Massachusetts on January 19, 2010 to fill the term of the late Senator Ted Kennedy. He serves on the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, and the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee.

During his time in the U.S. Senate, Brown has represented Massachusetts with an independent voice, holding the line on higher taxes and government spending, while also working to get our economy moving again and keep our country safe from terrorism.

Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Brown served in the Massachusetts State Senate where he led the fight against wasteful government spending and higher taxes. He is a free-market advocate who believes that our strength as a nation comes from the ingenuity and hard work of its people. He believes in a culture of family, patriotism, and freedom.

Senator Brown is a 30-year member of the Massachusetts Army National Guard and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

Brown began his career in public service as an assessor and then a selectman in the town of Wrentham. He went on to serve five years as a State Representative before being elected three times to the Massachusetts Senate. As a state legislator he advocated for children’s and victims’ rights, never voted for a tax increase, and worked to promote environmental and good government initiatives.

Senator Brown is a graduate of Wakefield High School, Tufts University, and Boston College Law School. He lives in Wrentham with his wife Gail, a reporter at WJLA-DC, and their two daughters, Ayla, a contributor to CBS Early Show who is currently touring musically , and Arianna, a pre-med honors student at Syracuse University.


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