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Arizona State Legislature
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Forty-ninth Legislature - First Regular Session
  Jack A. Brown

Jack A. Brown

District 5

House of Representatives
1700 W. Washington
Room 316
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone Number: (602) 926-4129
Fax Number: (602) 417-3010


Personal Information:

Home City: St. Johns
Member Since:
1963-1974, 1987

Representative Jack A. Brown is a Democrat from St. Johns, Arizona, serving Legislative District 5. Brown, who is the Minority Leader Pro Tem  in the Arizona House, previously served 8 years in the Arizona State Senate, as Senate Minority Leader, including 2 years as Senate Floor Leader.

Brown serves on the following House Standing Committees: Water & Agriculture, Rules, and Ways and Means. Additionally, he has served on the National Conference of State Legislatures’ (NCSL) Legislative Management Committee and the Water Policy Committee of the Western Legislative Conference of the Council of State Governments (CSG). On January 20, 2008, The Arizona Republic named Rep. Brown to their list of “The Modern Arizona Legislature’s Shining Stars.” One of only 50 listed, the article states Brown is a “congenial, calm lawmaker, respected for evenhandedness and common sense. . .” The Arizona Republic further states, “Has institutional knowledge of issues and agencies. Often elected to leadership as one who can bridge coalitions and partisan differences.”

Mr. Brown is a native Arizonan and lifelong resident of St. Johns. He is a realtor, rancher, and farmer in eastern Arizona. Representative Brown is a graduate of Brigham Young University, with a degree in Agriculture and Economics. Brown is active in community affairs and has served with the following organizations: President - Apache County Fair and Racing Commission, Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association, Arizona Academy Town Hall, Apache County Board of Realtors, Kiwanis Club, and The Boy Scouts of America.

Legislative District 5 encompasses Southern Apache, Gila, Graham, Greenlee, and Southern Navajo Counties. While Mr. Brown considers himself a representative for all of Arizona’s interests, his primary focus is serving as an ardent proponent for the rural areas of Arizona. Representative Brown vows to continue being a “watchdog” for the lifestyles and rights of the rural communities.


Committee Assignments
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Ways and Means Member Click Here Click Here



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HB2282 P equine tripping; violation
HB2293 C teacher loan program; geographic shortages
HB2400 P partial-birth abortions; definition
HB2469 C aggressive dogs; muzzles
HB2495 C in-state tuition; veterans
HB2509 C intergovernmental agreements; separate legal entities
HB2513 C reverse mortgages
HB2539 P off-highway vehicles; minors; restrictions
HB2606 C civil rights; discrimination; employment
HB2632 C unemployment insurance; benefits
HCM2007 C self-employed individuals; mortgages
HCM2009 C opposing federal firearms legislation
HCR2006 P legislative districts; single member
HCR2035 P T. Dennis Barney; death resolution
HCR2036 P supporting the citizens of Iran
HR2001 P David Hurt; death resolution
SB1132 P transportation school districts; lapsing.
SB1191 P implements of husbandry; highway travel
SB1271 P jail districts; property tax limit
  (NOW: deficiency judgment; foreclosed properties
SB1330 C special health care districts; terms
SB1344 C elections; photo identification; address
SB1412 C real estate transfers; disclosures
SB1413 C foreclosure sales; notice to tenants
SB1414 C theft; catalytic converter
SB1415 C liquor; restaurant licenses; insurance report
SCM1001 C equine resources; opposing federal legislation
SCR1045 P death resolution; Jake Flake


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