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Senator Chris Brown

  • 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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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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Brown Bill To Protect Atlantic County Tourism Industry Advances

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Says Drilling Accidents & Oil Spills Would Put Atlantic County at Risk

Bipartisan legislation sponsored by Senator Chris Brown (R-2) that will protect Atlantic County’s coast and tourism industry by opposing a federal plan to allow offshore drilling for oil and natural gas in State waters has passed the Senate Environment and Energy Committee.

Senator Brown talks to local businesses about the impact of offshore drilling. (SenateNJ.com)

“Protecting our environment and our way of life is not a Republican or Democrat issue,” Senator Brown said. “All of our Atlantic County families, retirees, and our local economy depend on us protecting our beaches and waterways.”

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Sen. Chris Brown Launches Campaign to Block Offshore Drilling Along Jersey Shore

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Senator Chris Brown (R-2) is sponsoring bipartisan legislation to fight the federal plan to allow offshore drilling for oil and natural gas along the Atlantic Coast.

Senator Brown discussing the affects of offshore drilling and New Jersey’s $44 million tourism industry (SenateNJ.com)

“Protecting our environment and our way of life is not a Republican or Democrat issue,” Senator Brown said. “All of our Atlantic County families, retirees, and our local economy depend on us protecting our beaches and waterways.”

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College Affordability Bill Package Passes Senate

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A bipartisan package of bills co-sponsored by Senator Chris Brown (R-Atlantic) to help middle-class families afford college passed the Senate.

Senator Chris Brown with Atlantic Cape Community College President Dr. Barbara Gaba and students from ACC (SenateNJ.com)

“Let’s face it, college has become too expensive for many of our students to attend which is why we must continue to find ways to make college affordable for our middle-class families,” said Brown. “Our children deserve to enter the job market well prepared without crippling debt.”

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Chris Brown Sworn in as Atlantic County’s Newest State Senator

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Surrounded by his wife Christine, and his children Matt, Danny, and Mallory, lifelong Atlantic County resident Chris Brown took his oath office for the New Jersey State Senate today, becoming the eighth State Senator from Atlantic County under the 1947 State Constitution.

Senator Chris Brown was sworn in as Atlantic County’s State Senator, Legislative District Two (SenateNJ.com)

“I am humbled and blessed to have the confidence and trust of working families and retirees throughout Atlantic County and I will work hard to honor their trust, confidence, and faith in me,” said Brown.

Brown enters the Senate after a six-year tenure in the General Assembly characterized by his independent voting record and his unrelenting opposition and ultimately successful battle against North Jersey casinos and his sponsorship of legislation to diversify Atlantic County’s economy through the aviation industry.

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