J. Michael Brown, Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
J. Michael Brown was named secretary of the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet by Gov. Seeve Beshear in 2007.
Brown, a native New Yorker, served in the 82nd Airborne Division and later attended flight school and piloted helicopters until concluding his military career as a captain with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell.
He earned his law degree in 1979 from the University of Louisville. He is a former district court judge in Jefferson County. He was also law director for the City of Louisville and an assistant commonwealth attorney. He also served on the board of the Louisville Regional Airport Authority for 12 years.
His work with non-profit organizations includes Metro United Way, the Louisville chapter of the American Red Cross, and Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
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J. Michael Brown, secretary of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, discusses issues ranging from correctional operations to online gambling. As head of the second largest agency in state government, Brown explains his responsibilities and his hopes for the 2009 legislative session.
Secretary J. Michael Brown, head of the Kentucky Public Safety and Justice Cabinet, sits down with Renee to discuss progress in state efforts to curb drug abuse and to discuss the juvenile code and other corrections matters that could come before the 2014 General Assembly.