Sen. Harry BrownLegislative Affairs (Chairman)

Sen. Harry Brown

Senator Harry Brown is currently serving in his eighth term in the North Carolina Senate where he was elected by his colleagues as Majority Leader for the past nine years.  As a Co-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations/ Base Budget Committee, his main priority during the legislative session is developing a balanced state budget.


In addition to serving as a Co-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations/ Base Budget Committee, Senator Brown serves as a member of the following Senate Standing Committees: Commerce and Insurance; Finance; Judiciary; and Rules and Operations of the Senate.  Senator Brown also serves as a member of the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and co-chairs the Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee while the General Assembly is not in regular session.


When not in Raleigh, Senator Brown is very involved in local civic matters.  He is the Past Chairman of the Jacksonville/Onslow Chamber of Commerce; Past President of the Jacksonville Breakfast Rotary Club; an Eagle Scout; Past District Chairman for the White Oak River District of the Boy Scouts of America; and Past President of the North Carolina Automobile Dealers Association.  He also received the Man of the Year Award from the Jacksonville/Onslow Chamber in 2001.


Senator Brown completed both his undergraduate degree in Business Administration and Master of Business Administration at Campbell University and is the owner of National Automotive Group, Incorporated.  In 2008, Senator Brown’s success as a small business owner was recognized when he was nominated as a Time Magazine/Goodyear Final Four Finalist for National Automobile Dealer of the Year.


Senator Brown is a native of Maysville in Jones County and currently lives in Jacksonville with his wife Lisa who serves as the Clerk of Superior Court in Onslow County.