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Patrick M. Browne


 

Sessions

Session Office Position District Party
2005 16 Republican
2006 16 Republican
2007 16 Republican
2008 16 Republican
2009 Majority Caucus Administrator 16 Republican
2010 Majority Caucus Administrator 16 Republican
2011 Majority Whip 16 Republican
2012 Majority Whip 16 Republican
2013 Majority Whip 16 Republican
2014 Majority Whip 16 Republican
2015 Majority Appropriations Committee Chair 16 Republican
2016 Majority Appropriations Committee Chair 16 Republican
2017 Majority Appropriations Committee Chair 16 Republican
2018 Majority Appropriations Committee Chair 16 Republican
2019 Majority Appropriations Committee Chair 16 Republican
2020 Majority Appropriations Committee Chair 16 Republican
2021 Majority Appropriations Committee Chair 16 Republican
2022 Majority Appropriations Committee Chair 16 Republican
 Counties   Bucks, Lehigh

Biography

12/08/1963 -

Patrick M. Browne (R16) Lehigh and Northampton Counties 2005-2022

Early Life:

Patrick M. Browne, born December 8, 1963, Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania; son of James and Bernice Darcy Browne; graduated, Allentown Central Catholic High School, 1982; University of Notre Dame, (B.A.), business administration/accounting, 1986; Temple University School of Law, J.D., 1993; Certified Public Accountant; attorney; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1995-2005; elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Special election, April 5, 2005-2022; married, Heather, son Alex.

Professional titles; business ownership; board memberships; local government; club memberships:

Member, Saint Paul's Catholic Church, Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Early Career:

Certified Public Accountant, firms of, Coopers and Lybrand, Philadelphia; senior associate, Price Waterhouse, New York.

Pennsylvania Politics:

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, 1995-2005; appointed, Legislative Commission on Restructuring Pennsylvania's Urban Schools, 1997; appointed, Select Committee on Pharmaceuticals, 2000; appointed, Legislative Audit Advisory Commission, 2001-2008; chairman Legislative Audit Advisory Commission 2001-2004; appointed, Joint State Government Commission, 2001-2022; appointed, Select Committee Investigating the Integration of Human Rights Standards in Pennsylvania Laws and Policies, 2002, 2004; resigned, May 3, 2005.

Elected, Republican, Pennsylvania State Senate, Special election, April 5, 2005-2022; Majority Caucus Administrator 2009-2011, Senate Majority Whip, 2011-2014, Chairman, Appropriations Committee, 2014-2022; appointed, board, Public School Employees Retirement System, 2009-present; appointed, co-chairman, Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction (PlanCon) Advisory Committee, 2016-2018; appointed, co-chairman, Higher Education Funding Commission, 2019-2022; appointed, co-chairman, Special Education Funding Commission 2019-2022; elected, delegate, Republican National Convention, 2008, 2012; co-chairman, bi-partisan, bi-cameral Early Childhood Education Caucus and the Legislative Arts and Culture Caucus; committee assignments, Finance (Vice Chairman); Aging and Youth, Law and Justice, Local Government.

Crafted the one-of-a-kind, 130-acre Neighborhood Improvement Zone (NIZ) to help revitalize and expand the tax base of the then financially struggling city of Allentown. There has already been more than $1 billion of new development investment in Allentown and more than $3 million in annual school property tax revenues for Allentown School District generated through the zone. The NIZ has already served as a model for economic development in other distressed areas – cities, boroughs and townships – throughout the Commonwealth with the creation of the City Revitalization and Improvement Zones (CRIZ) which will afford a similar tax financing program to smaller cities in Pennsylvania, 2009.

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Biography:

https://archives.house.state.pa.us/people/member-biography?ID=76