State Representative Cathrynn N. Brown

New Mexico House of Representatives, District 55   (elected 2010)

Committee Assignments: 

     During Session

     Agriculture & Water Resources Committee; Judiciary Committee


     Radioactive & Hazardous Materials Committee; Water & Natural Resources Committee (Advisory); Drought Subcommittee (Advisory);   Courts, Corrections & Justice Committee (Advisory); Legislative Ethics Committee


Cathrynn Brown is a devoted public servant who represents District 55 with a deep sense of joy, honor, and commitment. Since being elected, she has been on sabbatical from her law practice to concentrate on serving in the legislature. Cathrynn's goal is to be the best advocate District 55 has ever had.

Cathrynn's credentials include an undergradate degree in political science from Reed College and a juris doctorate in law from the University of Idaho. She was Editor-in-Chief of the Idaho Law Review. Her experience includes several years of employment at a national research and development laboratory, where she grew to love science. Cathrynn has been involved in community service for more than 30 years and has held leadership positions in various organizations. She still devotes time to serving on the boards of directors of the Carlsbad Literacy Program, Right to Life of Carlsbad, and New Mexico Legal Aid, Inc. Cathrynn is married to Mike Brown, a West Point graduate and engineer. They will celebrate their 33rd wedding anniversary in May and have five children--Megan, Kimberly, Gavin, Drew, and Nathan.


 *      Rising Star Award, presented by New Mexico First (2012)

         Commended for bipartisanship and success in passing legislation

 *      Hero Award, presented by New Mexico Business Coalition (2012)

         Recognized for advocating for sound business policies and job growth

 *      Western Legislative Academy (2013)

         Advanced training in how to be an effective legislator

 *     Top Legislator in the NM House of Representatives in 2013 (tied for 1st) in advocating for economic freedom, as ranked by the Rio Grande Foundation, a nonpartisan think tank.  Achieved third-place ranking in 2014.