Thursday, January 13, 2011

Brown says jobs are his top priority

Adam Brown said his first priority as state representative in the new legislative session is job creation.

Brown, 25, was sworn in Wednesday, replacing Bob Flider, D-Mount Zion, whom Brown defeated Nov. 2.

"I plan on standing by my promises throughout the election cycle," the Decatur Republican said.

Brown said he has signed on to a bill that would cut state legislators' pay by 10 percent. He said he's also concerned that illegal immigrants receive state benefits such as in-state tuition.

Brown is a fifth-generation family farmer. Before being elected state representative, he served on the Decatur City Council. He is engaged to Stephanie Ashe and is completing a master's in public administration at the University of Illinois at Springfield.

Brown's 101st House District covers Moultrie County, and parts of Macon and Shelby counties.

Brown was featured in a January 13, 2011, article in the Decatur Herald & Review.

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