Lindsay Brown is a millennial software developer and product manager who ran for the US House of Representatives (a.k.a. Congress) in the 2018 Republican primary in New Jersey's 7th district, ammassing nearly 15% of the vote while raising and spending only $5,000, while continuing to work her day job full-time. Lindsay is a leader for women and young people who wish to see a more diverse-looking Republican party to complement the party's acceptance of diverse ideologies.
Lindsay grew up in the Philadelphia suburbs and attended Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, NY for her bachelors in Psychology. Graduating in 2010 at the height of the 2008 Recession, Lindsay built her career from part-time administrative roles and climbed the ranks to lead digital projects and software development efforts at Townsquare Media, the New York Post, Impact XM, and Thinx.
Lindsay is a full-stack web developer with strong familiarity of the MERN stack, SQL databases, and AWS architecture. During her political campaign of 2018, Lindsay utilized the NJ voter rolls to develop her own open source canvassing app, utilizing the Google Maps API and the Data Science Toolkit library. Lindsay is a fan of clean, well-commented code and enjoys fiddling with CSS to perfect frontend UI and UX components.
Lindsay is Mom to Hanna and Food Lady to 3 dogs, 4 cats, and a flock of chickens with future ambitions for sheep, ducks, alpaca, and miniature donkeys in the mix. In her wealth of spare time, Lindsay can be found fooling around on the tractor or digging in the dirt, trying to fix more than she breaks working on home improvement projects, or crocheting in front of the TV. When the occasion arises, Lindsay fosters dogs and neonatal kittens. Her personal Instagram feed is 99% composed of the permanent and temporary furry residents of her home.
Lindsay and her husband Andrew, a pharmacist who specializes in quality and operations in the Pharma industry, own a home on 4 acres and a barn in Sussex County, New Jersey.