Now in her second term as a state lawmaker, Rep. Rosemary M. Brown was first elected to represent the people of the 189th Legislative District on Nov. 2, 2010.
As state representative, Rosemary is focused on finding a way to reduce or eliminate school property taxes and creating a more fair allocation of state education funds. She is also working to create a business-friendly, low-tax atmosphere that will accommodate companies that generate family sustaining jobs, such as alternative energy, pharmaceuticals, health care and technology industries.
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She 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 advocates posting expenditures and revenues online for public review.
In the 189th District, Rosemary is working to improve the quality of life in the communities she represents by encouraging road and bridge repairs, improving water management and park facilities and properly funding emergency responders.
In addition to continuing service on the House Insurance and Commerce committees, Rosemary has been appointed by Speaker of the House Sam Smith to serve on the House Aging and Older Adult Services and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees during the 2013-14 legislative session.
Rosemary has lived in the Poconos for nearly 40 years and 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 Executives Management Training program with Macy’s. She 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 (division of Johnson & Johnson) in primary care, hospital and specialty sales.
She has also dedicated time to her family as a stay-at-home mother. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Joe, for 18 years. They have three children, Kennedy, Carter and Reagan.
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