Brown to announce candidacy for 4th Congressional District seat
Ken Watts | 10/22/2013, 3:18 p.m.
After months of consideration, DeKalb Sheriff Thomas Brown has made up his mind to run for the 4th Congressional District seat.
Brown will announce his candidacy for the seat held by Hank Johnson on Oct. 23.
A press release from his campaign Tuesday said he will announce in Decatur, Lilburn, Conyers and Covington. The Fourth Congressional District includes portions of DeKalb, Gwinnett, Rockdale and Newton Counties,
Brown will speak in:
- Decatur: Old Courthouse, Gazebo side 10:00 a.m.
- Lilburn: Government Complex. 76 Main Street 12 noon
- Conyers: Welcome Center, 901 Railroad Street/Olde town 2:00p.m.
- Covington: Downtown Square (across from old Courthouse) 4:00p.m.
Angelo Fuster, his campaign manager, said Brown is making multiple announcements because “the 4th District lies in four counties and all are equally important.”
Brown launched an exploratory committee of political allies and community leaders on July 17 to help him determine whether to run.
At the time, he said that he can do better than the incumbent, who has been in office since 2007.
"I believe that I can bring dynamic leadership and a strong voice in the 4th District, something I don’t believe we have to the level that we have had before,” he said.
Brown said he would not attack Johnson in a campaign but would focus on who can provide the best leadership to grow jobs, perhaps with federal tax breaks for businesses that locate here, and federal support to improve transportation in the district.