John Brown is the Republican candidate for Pennsylvania Auditor General. John pledges to be an Auditor General who will aggressively search to find and highlight waste, fraud and abuse in government spending.
Currently, John serves as the Northampton County Executive, a position he won by defeating a Democratic incumbent who had a 4-1 fundraising advantage and a significant voter registration advantage. John is the first Republican to win election as the Northampton County Executive since 1997.
During his term in office, John has worked with a Republican majority on county council to reform county government by rooting out waste, fraud and abuse to cut $37 million from the county’s annual budget and tripled the county’s general fund.
John also has had success in dealing with Northampton County’s Gracedale nursing home. John has dramatically cut costs by implementing a series of reforms, including changing vendors, cutting overtime costs and growing the population.
While many expected the nursing home to lose $7.7 million this year, John’s reforms have ensured the nursing home will turn a profit.
Before John’s election as Northampton County Executive, he served as the Mayor of Bangor, where he managed a budget of $3 million, eliminated deficit spending and cut taxes.
John spent most of his career working in the private sector turning around unprofitable businesses by making them more effective, efficient and successful.
John is a longtime Republican, is pro-life and supports the 2nd Amendment.
He graduated from Bangor High School and received an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame.
John and his wife, Tina, live in Northampton County and have a son, Zachary.