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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 2015-16 legislative session marks her third 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 second term as a deputy policy chair for the House Majority Policy Committee. The committee travels across the state, conducting meetings about important state issues, and gathering information from key stakeholders. Additionally, she serves as a member of the House Education, Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness, Commerce and as Vice Chairman of the Gaming Oversight 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, such as alternative energy, pharmaceuticals, health care and technology industries.
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 Executives 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 20 years. They have three children, Kennedy, Carter and Reagan.
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