Linda Harper-Brown – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Previous Candidate for State Representative District 105, Texas

Republican Party of Texas
100 Decker Ct., Suite 160Irving, TX 75062
(214) 864-9801
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

State Representative Linda Harper Brown is one of the most successful and well-respected lawmakers in the Texas Legislature. As the Representative for Grand Prairie and Irving, she is focused on protecting Texas jobs, finding fiscally responsible solutions for our state budget, finding ways to repair our education system, and keeping Texans moving on our roadways. Harper Brown has been instrumental in fighting back efforts that would impose more taxes on hard working families and small businesses. She has consistently championed efforts to reduce the size of government, create more transparency in government, and fight illegal immigration.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Married to Bill Brown, a Certified Public Accountant, Harper Brown is the proud mother to Timothy, Terry and Craig, and doting grandmother to Bethany, Cassie, Haleigh, and Harrison.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Corporate President.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Member, National League of Cities, Public Safety and Crime Prevention Committee, present

Member, President Ronald Reagan's White House Conference for a Drug Free America.

In 2012, she was selected to serve as the President of the Texas Conservative Coalition Research Institute, an Austin-based public policy research foundation. She is also the Vice-President of the Texas Conservative Coalition (TCC). In 2011, she was selected to serve a two-year term on the National Conference of State Legislatures' board for the Women’s Legislative Network and most recently Harper Brown was elected by her peers to serve on the NCSL Executive Committee.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Representative Harper Brown currently serves as the Chair of the House Committee on Government Efficiency & Reform and is a member of the House Committee on Transportation.

Elected by her peers, Harper Brown is serving her sixth term as Treasurer of the House Republican Caucus. During the 82nd legislative interim, Harper Brown was also selected to serve as Chair of the House Interim Committee on Texas Response to Federal Sequestration.

Serving as Chairman on the National Conference of State Legislatures' Transportation Committee, Harper Brown has had the unique opportunity to use her vast knowledge of transportation issues to represent Texas' interests in Washington, DC.

Since first being elected to the Texas Legislature in 2002, Representative

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

The hard work and dedication consistently demonstrated by Representative Harper Brown has been recognized by various organizations. She was chosen by the National Republican Legislators Association as the recipient of its national Freshman of the Year Award and was honored with the Civil Justice Leadership Award for her support of legislation to improve medical liability and civil justice laws in Texas. Representative Harper Brown has received the Rising Star Award by the Texas Women’s Initiative; the Small Business Award by the National Federation of Independent Business; and the Champion of Free Enterprise Award, the highest accolade by the Texas Association of Business for her pro-business, pro-Texas voting record. She has received Heritage Alliance's Conservative Leader Award twice and has been named a Taxpayer Champion by Texans for Fiscal Responsibility.

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

Attended, Texas Colleges.

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