Scott Brown: Junior Senator of Massachusetts
Scott Brown is most known as the junior Republican Senator of Massachusetts as well as a former member of the Massachusetts State House of Representatives as well as the Massachusetts State Senate.
Scott Brown was born in Kittery, Main on September 12, 1959, but was raised in Wakefield Massachusetts and often spent his summers with his father, a councilman, in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
As a child, Scott Brown has a very difficult life. His parents divorced and remarried many times. He also experienced sexual abuse from both a camp counselor when he was 10 years old as well as physical abuse from his mother’s other husbands. As a young teen he shoplifted many times as well.
Despite his hardships, Scott Brown graduated in 1977 from Wakefield High School and then attended Tufts University, where he received his undergraduate degree in history as well as cum laude. He the attended Boston College Law School and graduated in 1985 where he received his juris doctor.
When he was 19, Scott Brown had joined the Massachusetts Army National Guard where he was trained in infantry, quartermaster, as well as airborne duties. He then joined the Judge Advocate General’s Corps in 1994. Since then he has been an active member of the Guard for approximately 30 years and is now a lieutenant colonel.
Scott Brown began his political career in 1992, when he was elected as the property assessor for Wrentham, Massachusetts. Three years later he was elected to the Board of Selectmen for the same jurisdiction.
In 1998 he decided to run for the position as the representative for the 9th Norfolk District in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He kept this position for three terms until he won in a special election in the State Senate in 2004. He was then reelected for three terms for the same position. While in the Senate, Scott Brown served on committees involving professional licensing, consumer protection, education, public safety, election laws, and veterans’ affairs.
In 2009, Scott Brown decided to run for the U.S. Senate after the death of Ted Kennedy opened up a seat. He won in a landslide victor in the Republic primary and despite being a part of a the Republican Party and won the general election as well.
In the Senate, his committee assignments include:
• Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
o Subcommitee on
Ranking member of Contracting Oversight
Oversight of Government Management, Federal Workforce, & District of Columbia
• Committee on Armed Services
o Subcomittee on:
Emerging Threats and Capabilities