Harry Brown (American politician)

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Harry Brown
Harry Brown.jpg
Majority Leader of the North Carolina Senate
Assumed office
January 26, 2011
Preceded byMartin Nesbitt
Member of the North Carolina Senate
from the 6th district
Assumed office
Preceded byCecil Hargett
Personal details
Born (1955-04-13) April 13, 1955 (age 64)
Political partyDemocratic (Before 2004)
Republican (2004–present)
EducationCampbell University (BA, MBA)

Harry Brown (born April 13, 1955) is an American businessman and politician; he is a member of the North Carolina State Senate.[1] He represents the state's sixth Senate district, which consists of Jones and Onslow counties.

Brown is an automobile dealer. He first ran for the North Carolina House as a Democrat in 2002, but was unsuccessful.[2]

He left the Democratic Party and joined the Republican Party. In 2004 Brown defeated Democratic incumbent Cecil Hargett.[3] He retained his seat in 2006 by beating challenger Carolyn Pittman-Dorsey.[4]


North Carolina Senate
Preceded by
Martin Nesbitt
Majority Leader of the North Carolina Senate