Government House Leader
MLA for District 12: Charlottetown - Victoria Park
Mailing Address:PO Box 2890
Charlottetown PE C1A 8C5
Office Address:2nd Floor, Coles Building
175 Richmond Street, Charlottetown
Contact information:Tel.: 902-368-4330
Richard Brown was first elected to the Legislature of Prince Edward Island in a by-election on November 17, 1997. He was elected again in general elections in 2003, 2007, 2011, and in the last election of May 4, 2015.
On June 12, 2007, he was appointed the Minister of Development and Higher Education by Premier Robert Ghiz, and in January 2008 was appointed the Minister of Environment, Energy and Forestry. In October of 2011, he joined Government Members' Office as a Private Member. A Liberal Member of the Legislative Assembly, he represents the constituency of Charlottetown - Victoria Park. In the past he has served on several Standing Committees including Public Accounts, as well as Treasury Board.
On May 20, 2015, he was appointed Minister of Workforce and Advanced Learning by Premier H. Wade MacLauchlan, and served in the role until February 2017, when he became Government House Leader.
Richard is a life-long resident of Charlottetown who has served as a City Councilor with the City of Charlottetown. During his time as a municipal councilor he had the opportunity to chair numerous committees. A graduate of UPEI, he has spent most of his career in the IT sector and has worked in various provincial government departments and in the private sector.
Richard lives in Charlottetown with his wife Kathy and their two children.