As our State Representative, Rosemary Brown brings to the state House a unique understanding of our concerns – because she lives the same everyday life we do.
Rosemary has lived in Monroe County for almost 40 years and is a graduate of East Stroudsburg High School and the University of Scranton. After earning her degree, she entered the private sector in executive management positions, first in the retail industry, then in the sales sector of the pharmaceuticals industry.
In 2010, frustrated by the issues affecting the people of Monroe and Pike Counties, Rosemary decided to run for State Representative and was elected with confidence.
Since joining the House, Rosemary has quickly become known as an independent and effective legislator, well versed in policy and unwilling to play political games. She is one of the state’s leading voices for reform and replacement of the state’s broken property tax system.
Rosemary’s commitment to ensuring sound public policy has led to her serving as the Deputy Policy Chair for the House Majority Policy Committee, where she travels the state conducting meetings and hearings about important state issues and collecting information from key stakeholders.
Rosemary also leads by example on the issue of reforming state government. She refuses unaccountable per diems, as well as the legislative perks like a taxpayer-paid cell phone. To stand in unity with local residents – and as a commitment to the budget process – Rosemary refused to cash a single paycheck during the recent budget impasse.
Rosemary has been married to her high school sweetheart, Joe, for 20 years. Together they have three children. The Brown family attends St. John’s Parish in East Stroudsburg, and Rosemary is well-known in the community as an active supporter of numerous civic organizations and has received numerous awards of recognition for her commitment to public service.