Meet Rosemary State Representative Rosemary M. Brown represents the 189th Legislative District, which includes Barrett, Delaware, Hamilton, Lehman, Middle Smithfield, Porter, Ross, Smithfield and Stroud townships, as well as Delaware Water Gap Borough. A longtime Pocono resident, Rosemary is focused on reducing or eliminating school property taxes and creating a fairer allocation of state education funds. The 2019-20 legislative session marks her fifth term representing the people of the 189th District in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. She was first elected to represent the district on Nov. 2, 2010. During the current session, Rosemary is serving her first term as a deputy whip for the House Republican Caucus. Additionally, she serves as a member of the House Appropriations, Education, Professional Licensure and Transportation committees. In Harrisburg, Rosemary is committed to reducing the state budget and overall government spending through greater accountability and line-by-line reviews of each agency. She also supports making government more transparent and efficient. Rosemary is working to create a business-friendly, low-tax atmosphere that will attract businesses to Pennsylvania and generate family sustaining jobs. She is also focused on issues relating to Home Owner Associations, financial literacy education for our youth, and public health issues such as the opioid crisis, Lyme disease, and tick-borne illnesses. In the 189th District, Rosemary is working to improve the quality of life by focusing on fair funding to local school districts and advocating for school property tax relief for taxpayers. Rosemary is a member of St. John’s Parish in East Stroudsburg. She is a graduate of East Stroudsburg High School and attended the University of Scranton, where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in communications. Her business career began in an Executive Management Training program with Macy’s. Rosemary then continued working as an Executive Sales Manager and Assistant Buyer with Macy’s, Saks Fifth Avenue and the Bon-Ton stores. Rosemary then transferred her business skills into the field of pharmaceutical sales where she worked for Hoffman La-Roche and Vistakon (a division of Johnson & Johnson) in primary care, hospital and specialty sales. Rosemary is also a dedicated mother, and she has been married to her high school sweetheart, Joe, for 23 years. They have three children, Kennedy, Carter and Reagan.