“Adam is a hard-working legislator who serves his district well and is well-liked by his peers,” said Durkin. “He always goes that extra mile to help other members. One of the youngest members of the Illinois House, Adam does a great job of identifying and raising awareness about issues important to younger constituents and how other lawmakers can reach out to them. I have total confidence in Adam, and I know he will do a great job for the caucus.”
Rep. Brown has served in the Illinois General Assembly since January 2011. Previously, at age 23, Adam Brown was the youngest person ever elected to the Decatur City Council, serving as Councilman from 2009-2010. Adam formerly served in the United States Department of Agriculture’s APHIS division in Champaign and the Foreign Agricultural Service in Washington D.C.
As a lawmaker, Adam’s focus has been on agriculture, youth, and job creation.
Representative Brown is a fifth-generation family farmer and a graduate of the University of Illinois. He earned a Master’s in Public Administration through the University of Illinois Springfield and recently completed the Edgar Fellows Program. Adam also serves as a volunteer firefighter for the Bondville Fire Department. Adam married Stephanie in 2011 and together they have a daughter Elise.
“I want to thank Leader Durkin for giving me the opportunity to serve as conference chairman. Being a part of the Republican leadership team will enable me to have a greater say on issues important to my district and my constituents,” said Brown. “I am honored to have been chosen and look forward to tackling the tough challenges ahead in my new role.”