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Scott Brown (R)

Scott Brown
Scott Brown

Republican Sen. Scott Brown, 50, has served Wrentham in the state Legislature since 1999, first as a member of the House representing the towns of Millis, Norfolk, Walpole and Wrentham, then as a member of the state Senate for the district that stretches from Natick and Needham, through the Blackstone Valley and south to Attleboro.

  • Elected in 2004 in one of the closest special elections in recent memory, beating his Democratic opponent, Angus McQuilken, by only 349 votes
  • Got involved in politics in the early 1990s, serving as an assessor and then Wrentham selectman
  • Has served for nearly 30 years in the Massachusetts National Guard, where he holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Judge Advocate General's Corps
  • B.A. from Tufts University, 1981, J.D. from Boston College Law School, 1985
  • Lives in Wrentham with his wife, Gail Huff. The couple has two daughters in college, Ayla and Arianna.

In his campaign biography, Brown says he has helped lead the fight against wasteful government spending and raising taxes. He acknowledges being the underdog in the U.S. Senate campaign, and he says that status will make him the hardest-working candidate in the race. Brown says his position is one of "no new taxes, strong security for our country, not being a rubber stamp in Washington."

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Campaign Web site: brownforussenate.com

This program aired on November 1, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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