New Jersey's 2nd Legislative District

Senator Chris Brown

  • Brown’s Loan-Redemption Bill to Help Teachers and Chronically Failing Schools Advances

    Under the bill, co-sponsored by Sen. Chris Brown (R-Atlantic), a teacher who took out student loans under the New Jersey College Loans to Assist State Students Loan Program and who obtains initial employment to teach in a high-need field in a chronically failing school may receive a loan redemption of up to 30 percent if that teacher remains at the school for five years.

    “We have a generation of children looking for role models to help them succeed, and we have a generation of college graduates struggling to pay off student loans, so we have an opportunity to help our families by providing our children in failing classrooms hope while lifting our graduates out of crushing student loan debt,” said Brown.

    – Press of Atlantic City, Claire Lowe

    Brown Offers Strong Support to Jewish Community in Atlantic County & Across the United States

    “Elected officials and local clergy gathered at Atlantic City Hall on Oct. 30, to speak out against hate in response to the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting. Among those at the event were NJ State Representative Chris Brown”

    – Jewish Community Voice, Ellen Wiesman Strenger

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  • In light of recent reports of increased on campus sexual assault cases,  Senator Chris Brown(R-Atlantic) has co-sponsored legislation that would establish a Campus Sexual Assault Commission.

    The commission is required to:

    • Study and evaluate emerging issues, policies, and practices concerning campus sexual assault.
    • Monitor the response to, and implementation of, the recommendations put forth in the report issued by the task force.
    • Supplement the findings and recommendations, as necessary, of the report issued by the task force.
    • Develop and administer, in consultation with the Secretary of Higher Education, a campus climate survey every three years.
    • Develop an action plan every three years that includes policies, programs, or procedures responsive to the issues and needs identified in the campus climate survey.

    Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Brown would combat college sexual assault. (ChrisBrownNJ)

  • Plan by Brown’s advisory committee needs public, bipartisan support
    Press of Atlantic City | Editorial

    “As a candidate, state Sen. Chris Brown said he would form a panel of Atlantic County stakeholders to develop legislative goals to help revitalize the local economy. In February he appointed the Economic Revitalization Advisory Committee (whose dozen or so members include the publisher of The Press), and this summer they delivered their consensus on what priorities he should pursue, which he has released.” Click here for the full article. 

  • Senator Chris Brown was sworn in as the State Senator for the 2nd Legislative District on January 9, 2018. (Full Story)

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Brown Joins Young Woman’s Efforts to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Atlantic County & Across America

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As part of her ongoing efforts to raise awareness and combat the opioid epidemic, New Jersey native, Jessie Grieb, is currently walking a 2,575 mile journey down the East Coast of the United States.

Recently, State Senator Chris Brown hiked alongside Ms. Grieb and joined her efforts to shed light on this crisis.

Senator Chris Brown listens to Jessie Grieb during their walk through Atlantic County last month. (@ChrisBrownNJ)

“As a young boy, I learned we are all God’s children, and that we must do everything possible to ensure we help others along the way,” Senator Chris Brown said. “Jessie’s courage and determination to raise awareness of the dangers of addiction deserve our full support. Her journey is dedicated to ensuring other families are spared the tragedy of losing a friend or family member. A walk away from addiction is not measured by miles, but by the love and comfort we provide as we stride alongside our loved ones.

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Brown: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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“No women should be denied preventative care, and we can save 7,000 women through early detection,” Senator Chris Brown(R-Atlantic) said. “That is why I sponsored a law forcing insurance companies to cover the necessary testing for women with a high risk for breast cancer.”

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Please be sure to check with your doctor, and see if screening is right for you.

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Six Years After Sandy, Homeowners Need More and Better Help

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The following op-ed by Senator Chris Brown (R-Atlantic) on Superstorm Sandy relief was published by the Press of Atlantic City on Oct. 19, 2018. It reads:

“Have you ever been mistreated? Then you know just what I’m talking about,” sang Eric Clapton, as he shared his blues in his song “Five Long Years.” Well, too many New Jersey families who weathered the full brunt of Superstorm Sandy for two days have been mistreated for six long years.

Senator Chris Brown speaks with local residents on the Atlantic City Boardwalk in 2017. (ChrisBrownNJ)

Sandy relief programs were supposedly designed to help families get back in their homes and on their feet. While the storm broke houses, the bureaucracy is breaking the will, patience and budgets of middle class families. It’s well past the time to bring closure to thousands of families who just want to move back into their homes and on with their lives.

The only thing worse than Superstorm Sandy has been the recovery, so it’s no surprise a recent poll revealed a third of Sandy victims are still not in their homes. Twelve percent have lost so much faith in the system they now consider themselves “permanently displaced.” I hear families say they wish they never applied for help.

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Brown Aviation Zone Opens the Door for a Brighter Future for Our Families

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Senator Chris Brown’s legislation creating a Garden State Growth Zone around the Atlantic City International Airport is becoming law.

The zone would also include the Federal Aviation Administration William J. Hughes Technical Center, and the Stockton Aviation Research and Technology Park.

Senator Brown’s bill to create a Garden State Growth Zone around the Atlantic City Internation Airport. (@ChrisBrownNJ)

“By working hard in a bi-partisan manner over the last four years while continuously fighting for our Atlantic County families, we’ve created one of the most significant opportunities to create jobs for our local working families since the approval of casino gaming,” Brown said.

“While Tourism and gaming are the ‘bread and butter’ of Atlantic County’s economy, it’s clear Atlantic County must diversify its economic base beyond tourism and gaming,” Brown said, noting Atlantic County families still suffer from the highest foreclosure rate in the nation and an unemployment rate persistently above the State average.

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Brown Gets NJ Transit to Change Plan to Help Families

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A Message from Senator Chris Brown:

“Initially, the NJ Transit (NJT) plan for the Atlantic City Rail Line was completely unfair and unacceptable,” Senator Chris Brown said. “This plan left our commuters with no acceptable alternative, and no hope the line would return to service.

Sen. Chris Brown fought for accessible and timely transportation alternatives for the duration of the Atlantic City Rail closure. (@ChrisBrownNJ)

“As you may recall, NJ Transit’s plan required train commuters to use the No. 554 bus. Our hardworking families faced a two and a half hour commute. And worse, NJT seemed to hint that the line would never reopen at all.

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Brown Uses Social Media to Give Atlantic County Families a Voice in the Future of the Atlantic City Rail Line

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Brown Will Bring NJT Exec. Director Corbett to Atlantic City at 8 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 20 to Answer Riders’ Questions, Both Online and In Person

As part of ongoing efforts to advocate for Atlantic County families and workers, Senator Chris Brown is using social media, such as twitter and Facebook, to give local residents who are unable to attend Monday’s meeting a voice to ask questions about how the temporary shutdown will affect their lives.

Sen. Chris Brown is using social media, such as twitter and Facebook, to give local residents who are unable to attend Monday’s meeting a voice to ask questions about how the temporary shutdown will affect their lives. (@ChrisBrownNJ)

Sen. Chris Brown has arranged for NJ Transit Executive Director Kevin Corbett to meet with riders at the Atlantic City Train Station. Today Brown also announced that residents can use social media and email to participate in the meeting at 8 a.m. on Monday, August 20, 2018.

Brown urges all residents who cannot attend the meeting to submit their questions to ChrisABrown@njleg.org, or via Twitter or Facebook.

“Without a doubt, the closure of the Atlantic City Rail Line affects all of our families, workers, and small businesses who rely upon our rail service to earn a living. Many of these families are unable to attend the meeting, but, still deserve the opportunity to speak their minds and have their thoughts shared with Executive Director Corbett, which is why I am using social media to give our families a voice,” Brown said.

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Now Law: Brown Bill Keeps Lights On at Atlantic County’s VFW

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Governor Phil Murphy has signed legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Brown (R-Atlantic) that will require public utilities to charge veterans’ organizations the same rate as residential homes.

Senator Brown has sponsored legislation that will keep the lights on at local veterans’ organizations. (@ChrisBrownNJ)

“Of course, the welfare of our veterans remains one of my top priorities, which is why I consistently reach across the aisle to advance causes that matter to our country’s heroes,” Brown said. “I am proud to sponsor a law that will make it easier for our local veterans’ organizations, such as a VFW, to keep their lights on.”

Under Senator Brown’s bill, a public utility will charge veterans’ a residential rate of service.

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July: Make a Difference to a Child Month

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Hard Rock, Ocean Resort Openings Bring New Excitement to AC

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“It’s a whole new ball game starting tomorrow,” State Senator Chris Brown said on the eve of the official openings of Hard Rock Hotel and Casino and Ocean Resort Casino. “Thanks to defeating North Jersey casinos, Hard Rock and Ocean Resorts have invested in Atlantic City.”

Senator Brown welcomes new excitement to AC. (SenateNJ)

Starting with Hard Rock’s guitar smash ceremony at 11 AM followed by Ocean Resort’s ribbon cutting at 1 PM, Atlantic City’s newest casinos represent a remarkable turnaround for the resort.

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Brown Bill Promoting Local Wineries Passes Senate

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Brown: Growth of Vineyards and Winery Industry Will Benefit Local Economy

As part of his efforts to help diversify Atlantic County’s economy, Senator Chris Brown (R-Atlantic) announced that a bill to help Atlantic County vineyards and wineries has passed the New Jersey Senate.

Brown Announces Bill to Help Atlantic County Vineyards and Wineries (SenateNJ.com)

“The popularity of locally-grown and produced wines has boomed and we should keep the momentum moving forward,” Brown said. “Yet, the national and global market for wines remains competitive, so we need to give our local vintners an edge.”

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