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, the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.
Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Brown served in both the Massachusetts House of Representatives and State Senate. 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.
In the U.S. Senate, Brown has fought for lower taxes, less government spending, and pro-growth policies that will put people back to work. He approaches each piece of legislation in an independent manner, always looking for ways to work across the aisle and get our country moving.
Senator Brown is a 31-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. He has two daughters: Ayla, who works for the CBS Early Show and is touring musically, and Arianna, a pre-med honors student at Syracuse University.