Saturday, May 30, 2009

Rep. Brown named Freshman Legislator of Year

State Representative Dan Brown, R-Rolla, was awarded the Freshman Legislator of the Year award for Elementary and Secondary Education.
Representative Brown promoted legislation that would improve the quality of education and schooling for Missouri. He co-sponsored HB 509, which would mandate physical education programs and nutrition guidelines in all schools. He also co-sponsored HB 456, which improves school nursing by affording them equal pay with teachers.
“It is important that we look to our greatest investment, our children, when we devise policy in government,” said Representative Brown. “I can’t imagine not putting our children first when considering legislation. We must prepare them for the future, where they will not only have to live but also lead and succeed.”
Representative Brown was elected to receive the Freshman Legislator award by a group of his fellow legislators. The honor was presented to him by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Ron Richard, R-Joplin.

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