Well-known throughout the Lehigh Valley as the owner-operator of V.M. Mackenzie Interior Design, LLC for more than three decades, Milou has seen firsthand how government can help, or hurt, job creators and our economy. Her real-world skills in dealing with the challenges of running a business - from creating budgets to dealing with rising costs - will help her ensure tax dollars are spent wisely and efficiently.
Prior to entering the private sector as an entrepreneur, Milou was a teacher in both private and public schools - though she never took a pension. She will use her knowledge of the classroom to provide a quality education for Pennsylvania's children while still respecting taxpayers.
Concerned over the debt politicians are leaving for our children and grandchildren, Milou is especially focused on how government treats taxpayers. Like all of us, she is tired of hypocritical politicians who pledge to protect taxpayers only to turn around and increase spending, debt and taxes. As Representative, she will work for strong fiscal discipline, never vote for a tax increase, and support school property tax elimination for homeowners - replacing them with a more fair and equitable system.
Milou is a native of the Lehigh Valley, born and raised in nearby Nazareth and graduating from Cedar Crest College. She lived in Lehigh County for 35 years before moving to her home of the last 12 years in Lower Saucon Township with her husband, Kevin Brown, a U.S. Naval Academy graduate and veteran. Milou is the mother of two sons and has two grandchildren.