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 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 also one of the state’s leading voices for reform and replacement of the state’s broken property tax system.
Rosemary is our independent voice – always taking the time to listen to our concerns, and her record proves it. She has addressed concerns over Lyme Disease to passing new laws to help residents of Homeowners’ Associations and on a multitude of issues in between.
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 taxpayer-funded per diems (that are unaccountable payments legislators receive simply for showing up to work in Harrisburg), 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 impasses.
Rosemary has been married to her high school sweetheart, Joe, for 24 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.