The Republican state senator who's district includes Camden County has thrown his hat in the ring for re-election.

The Republican state senator who's district includes Camden County has thrown his hat in the ring for re-election.

Months before the filing period begins in February of 2014, Senator Dan Brown has announced he will seek another term in the Missouri Senate.

Brown made the announced Saturday, at his Annual Dan Brown Family Picnic in Sunrise Beach. Brown will be seeking his second term as senator of the 16th District.

Brown said that after prayerful consideration he and his family decided that there is still a lot more that he would like to accomplish in the Missouri Legislature.

"We have passed several pieces of good legislation in my tenure as State Senator, but I still have a lot to get done," said Brown. Brown cited several examples of legislation he has passed as Senator. Senate Bill 75 this year took the administering of Concealed Carry Permits away from the Department of Revenue and gave it to the local sheriff's office.

"The Department of Revenue proved that they couldn't be trusted to keep our private information out of the hands of the federal government, so I thought that we needed to take a different route in order to protect our citizens' private information."

Brown also cited numerous pieces of legislation passed to benefit our veterans. "We kept hearing horror stories of soldiers being stripped of custody of their children while going through a divorce while they are serving our country overseas."

Senate Bill 110 was passed into law this session. It was vetoed by the governor; however, the veto was over-ridden by the legislature. The bill prevents custody action being taken against a soldier that is actively deployed unless there is an emergency situation. "We want to do everything that we can do to make Missouri as military friendly as possible."

Brown will be up for re-election in 2014, with candidate filing beginning in February.

"It has been an honor to represent the citizens of the 16th District for the past 3 years. My family and I appreciate the support and love that the residents of the district have shown to us. It would be an honor to return to this position if the voters agree with the job I have been doing."

Brown was most recently served on the Senate Interim Committee on Medicaid Transformation and Reform.

Brown was elected to the senate seat in 2010. Prior to that he served in the state House of Representatives from 2008 to 2010. Counties included in the 16th District are
Camden, Crawford, Dent, Phelps and Pulaski

How to contact:

201 West Capitol Avenue
Room 419
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: 573-751-5713
Fax: 573-751-0733