|Preceded by Charlie Dent|
Political party Republican
Party Republican Party
Preceded by Jane Orie
Name Pat Browne
Succeeded by Karen D. Beyer
|Preceded by Karen Ritter|
Role Attorney at law
Siblings Thom Browne
Spouse Heather Browne
|Constituency Parts of Lehigh, Monroe, and Northampton Counties|
Born December 8, 1963 (age 52) Allentown, Pennsylvania (1963-12-08)
Residence Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States
Education Temple University Beasley School of Law, University of Notre Dame
Constituency Part of Lehigh County
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Patrick M. Browne (born December 8, 1963) is a Republican member of the Pennsylvania State Senate who has represented the 16th District since 2005. His district includes portions of Lehigh County.
Browne serves as Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman since November 2014. He is also a member of the Communications & Technology, Education, Finance and Transportation Committees.
Browne is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and Temple University Law School. He is a graduate of Allentown Central Catholic High School.
Prior to his election to the State Senate, Browne worked as Certified Public Accountant and attorney. He also was a tax manager for Coopers and Lybrand from 1990 to 1994 and a tax supervisor for Price Waterhouse from 1986 to 1990.
Browne was a member of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from 1994 to 2005. In 2005, he won a special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by Charlie Dent who resigned to take a seat in the United States House of Representatives.
Browne was accepted into first-time offenders program following arrest for DUI.