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September 12, 1959:
Scott Brown is born to Judith & Bruce Brown. His childhood is characterized by poverty, multiple divorces and physical abuse at the hands of violent stepfathers. At age 12, he is arrested for stealing records, and brought before Judge Samuel Zoll who gives Scott a second chance that Scott identifies as a turning point in his young life.
Scott graduates from Wakefield High School. His first grade report card says he is “very good” at reading but only “fair” at printing. With the help of some important mentors in his life, Scott in his schoolboy years has developed into a serious student and an outstanding basketball player.
Impressed by their response and rescue efforts during the Blizzard of 1978, Scott soon joins the Massachusetts Army National Guard. Thirty two years later, he is still serving today as a Colonel. During the summer of 2011, Brown completed his annual training in Afghanistan, where he was privileged to serve with fellow Guardsmen on the front lines.
Scott graduates from Tufts University Cum Laude. By his senior year, he had scored nearly 1,000 points and been named co-captain of his basketball team. Following graduation, he goes on to earn a law degree from Boston College.
After his sister entered his pictures as part of a contest, Scott poses for Cosmopolitan Magazine and becomes the winner of their centerfold contest. Scott uses the money he wins to help pay for law school.
July 12, 1986:
Scott marries Gail Huff, a local TV news reporter. They soon move to Wrentham where they start their lives together. For nearly 20 years, Gail was a fixture on Boston airwaves as a news reporter on WCVB.
July 28, 1988:
Scott becomes a dad for the first time with the birth of his daughter Ayla. Ayla shares her dad’s love for basketball, starring at Boston College, and also gains fame as a finalist on American Idol. Today, she is continuing with her music career and tours throughout the country.
November 8, 1990:
Scott becomes a dad for the second time when Arianna is born. Arianna is currently a pre-med honors student at Syracuse University, and plans to become a veterinarian. She’s passionate about animals, and volunteers for numerous charitable organizations. As a youngster, she enjoyed wearing her Dad’s military gear.
Having remained a competitive athlete his entire life, Scott takes up duathlons and triathlons. Even with the demands of his Senate schedule, Scott still competes in Sprint Triathlons around the state of Massachusetts during the summer months.
Having served in municipal office in Wrentham and then as a state representative, Scott is elected to the State Senate in a special election in March, and then to a full term in November. Scott was a strong voice for fiscal restraint and transparent government. He stood up against excessive government spending and never voted for a tax increase. He also led on the issue of veterans, successfully passing legislation to ensure they received their benefits when they returned home from service.
January 19, 2010:
In one of the greatest political upsets of all time, state Senator Scott Brown defeats Attorney General Martha Coakley to win the special election to fill out the remaining term of the late U.S. Sen. Edward ‘Ted’ Kennedy. During the final days of the campaign, Scott corrects a debate moderator who calls the Senate seat “Teddy Kennedy’s seat.” “Well with all due respect,” said Scott, “it’s not the Kennedys’ seat, and it’s not the Democrats’ seat, it’s the People’s Seat.” On Election Night, he tells the jubilant crowd, “I go to Washington as the representative of no faction or interest, answering only to my conscience and to the people. I’ve got a lot to learn in the Senate, but I know who I am and I know who I serve. I’m Scott Brown. I’m from Wrentham. I drive a truck, and I’m nobody’s senator but yours.
February 4, 2010:
After winning the special election to replace Ted Kennedy in January 2010, Scott is sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden as the new junior senator from Massachusetts. Although he is the newest member of the Senate, he quickly demonstrates his influence, casting the deciding vote to pass Wall Street reform. It would not be the last time that Scott crosses party lines when he felt it was best for his state and nation.
2010 – Present:
During his short time in the Senate, Scott has represented Massachusetts as an independent and moderate voice. With job creation as his top legislative priority, Scott has a proven record of reaching across the aisle on common sense policies to stimulate the economy and move the country forward. Recently, two pieces of his pro-jobs agenda aimed at helping small businesses and veterans passed Congress in a bipartisan manner and were signed into law by President Obama.