Supporting Research for “Kochville: What Can Brown Do For You?”

Spent Over A Decade As A Legislator Representing Massachusetts

February 2010 – January 2013: Brown Was A United States Senator Representing The State Of Massachusetts. According to Bio Guide, “Selected as a Republican to the United States Senate in a special election on January 19, 2010, to fill the vacancy caused by the death of Edward M. Kennedy, a seat subsequently held by appointed senator Paul G. Kirk, took the oath of office on February 4, 2010, and served from February 4, 2010, to January 3, 2013.” [Bio Guide, Accessed 9/15/14]

2004 – 2010: Brown Was A Member Of The Massachusetts State Senate. According to Bio Guide, Brown was a “member of the Massachusetts state senate 2004-2010;” [Bio Guide, Accessed 9/15/14]

1999 – 2004: Brown Was A Member Of The Massachusetts State House Of Representatives. According to Bio Guide, Brown was a “member of the Massachusetts state house of representatives 1999-2004” [Bio Guide, Accessed 9/15/14]

Served As A Lawyer in Massachusetts’ Because He Was Unable To Practice Law In New Hampshire

Had To Work From The Nixon Peabody, LLP Boston Office Because He Was Not Licensed To Practice In New Hampshire. According to CBS News, “Brown put his Wrentham, Mass., property up for sale in September, and already owns a summer house in Rye, N.H. Andrew Glincher, managing partner and CEO at Brown’s employer Nixon Peabody LLP, told Bloomberg that Brown will continue to work out of the law firm’s Boston office because he’s not licensed to practice law in New Hampshire.” [CBS News, 12/17/13]

  • Brown Was Admitted To The Massachusetts Bar Association In 1985; Remained “Active” As Of April 2014. On December 17, 1985, Brown was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar Association. As of April 25, 2014, Brown license remained “active.” Brown did not have any disciplinary history with the Bar Association. [Massachusetts Board of Bar Overseers of the Supreme Judicial Court, Attorney Status Report, Board of Bar Overseers Number 546045, Accessed 4/25/14]

Served In The Massachusetts Army National Guard For Over Three Decades

As Of January 2012, Brown Served In The Massachusetts Army National Guard For 32 Years. According to, accessed via Waybackmachine, “For nearly 32 years, Senator Brown has served in the Massachusetts Army National Guard, and he currently holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps. This past summer, Brown completed his annual training requirements for the National Guard in Afghanistan.” [, 1/3/12; Accessed via Waybackmachine, 4/30/14]

April 2014: Brown Planned To Officially Retire From The National Guard. According to WMUR, “Scott Brown is in the midst of a lot of life changes. He uprooted his life and moved to New Hampshire. Both of his daughters are getting married this summer. On Thursday, he will formally launch his U.S. Senate campaign. In the last month, he quit his jobs at Fox News and at a Boston law firm. And now Brown will retire from another job: the U.S. military. Brown will be honored for his 35 years of service in the military at a Pentagon ceremony May 13th, according to an invitation obtained by WMUR Political Scoop. The event will put on by General Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau at the Pentagon’s Hall of Flags.” [WMUR, 4/7/14]

Graduated From Massachusetts’ Schools

In 1977, Brown Graduated From Wakefield High School In Massachusetts. According to Bio Guide, Brown “graduated Wakefield High School, Wakefield, Mass., 1977;” [Bio Guide, Accessed 4/30/14]

In 1981, Brown Graduated From Tufts University. According to Bio Guide, Brown Graduated From “B.A., Tufts University, 1981;” [Bio Guide, Accessed 4/30/14]

In 1985, Brown graduated with a J.D From Boston College Law School. According to Bio Guide, Brown graduated “J.D., Boston College Law School, 1985;” [Bio Guide, Accessed 4/30/14]

Brown Still Owned A Condominium In Boston

2007: Brown And His Wife Acquired Unit #14 At 1840 Commonwealth Avenue In Boston, Massachusetts From Steamboat Realty, LLC For $172,000. On October 12, 2007, Brown and his wife acquired Unit #14 at 1840 Commonwealth Avenue in Boston, Massachusetts from Steamboat Realty, LLC for $172,000. The unit was part of 1840 Commonwealth Avenue Condominium. [Unit Deed, Suffolk County Registry of Deeds, Book 42593, Page 142, Filed 10/12/07]

  • As Of September 2014, Brown Still Owned The Property. According to property records, Brown still owned the property as of September 15, 2014. [City of Boston Assessor, Parcel ID: 2102311026,]

Brown: “Do I Have The Best Credentials? Probably Not. ‘Cause, You Know, Whatever.” According to the Associated Press, “Do I have the best credentials? Probably not. ‘Cause, you know, whatever. But I have long and strong ties to this state,’ he told The Associated Press. ‘People know.’ Brown spent the first year and a half of his life living in New Hampshire before his family moved to Massachusetts.” [Associated Press, 3/24/14]

Brown Tried To Win Over Women Voters By Giving Them “Hero” Awards

Brown Attempted Gaining Support From Women Voters By Giving Them “Hero” Awards. According to TIME, “Janice Leahy, a small businesswoman in New Hampshire, still doesn’t understand why Republican senate candidate Scott Brown gave her a ‘hero’ award when they met in May. ‘I’m an ordinary person,’ Leahy tells TIME. ‘I’m no hero. I don’t look at myself as person of stature or significance or anything else.’ Armed with spreadsheets, Leahy had met with Brown at a diner in Windham to talk about the burden of Obamacare on her small software and professional services businesses. That’s when he presented her with a polished black plaque, emblazoned with the words, ‘Women for Scott Brown.’ A press release followed. ‘I’m pleased to award Janice with a Hero Award to celebrate her determination to maintain a business despite government red tape and burdensome regulations that make for a very tough environment not only for women-oriented businesses, but for everyone,’ Brown said in the statement. ‘That’s why I support full repeal of Obamacare.’” [TIME, 9/7/14]

The Week: Brown’s Campaign In Massachusetts Compared To New Hampshire Went From “The People’s Seat To The Toilet Seat.” According to The Week, “Four years ago, Scott Brown kicked off a string of Republican victories nationwide by winning Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in a Massachusetts special election. He united moderates and Tea Party conservatives with a populist pitch for ‘the people’s seat.’ This year is also expected to be good for Republicans. But it will have to be really good, a GOP wave election, for Brown — two years removed from losing his Senate seat to Elizabeth Warren — to beat Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire. A recent National Journal report described Brown’s dilemma quite well. He’s ‘down double digits in the polls, he’s likely to be outspent by Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, and he’s gotten headlines lately for all the wrong reasons — rebutting allegations that he hid from a reporter in a bathroom to avoid tough questioning.’ From the people’s seat to the toilet seat.” [The Week, 8/4/14]

Brown Revealed That He Posed Nude For Cosmo Magazine Twice. According to the Boston Globe, “He writes that he found salvation in basketball, which he saw as a ticket to a better life. Brown reveals that his infamous Cosmo centerfold picture from 1982 was actually the second time he posed nude for the magazine. For the initial shot, Brown was not in top shape and it showed. ‘I looked pale and I wasn’t physically toned; I probably needed to lose 10 pounds.’ The Cosmo staff told him to come back in two weeks in better shape. Brown embarked on a crash diet of nothing but three cans of tuna per day. He worked out feverishly and visited a tanning salon. ‘When I returned to New York I was bronzed and toned.’ In a national publicity tour that followed his magazine spread, people referred to Brown as ‘the Cosmo guy.’ He found himself one night in the back of a club with ‘leggy women with plunging necklines’ and piles of cocaine on the table. Brown said he ordered an orange juice, shunning the drugs because of his recollections about his abusive stepfathers.” [Boston Globe, 2/17/11]