Rep. Brown Retires

Representative Jeff Brown has announced his retirement. Rep. Brown is a Republican representing the La Grange area in House District 69.

Representative Jeff Brown serves District 69, covering Carroll, Heard and Troup Counties. First elected in 1994, Representative Brown is presently serving as the Vice Chairman of the Appropriations Health Sub-Committee. He also represents the needs of his constituents through his membership on the Rules, Ways & Means and Health & Human Services Committees.

Part of his statement is below the fold (thanks to you know who).

Today I am announcing that I will not seek re-election to the Georgia House of Representatives for District 69, representing parts of Troup, Heard and Carroll Counties, where I have served for the past 12 years.

It has been an honor to represent the people of my district. During this time I have served under three Governors (Zell Miller, Roy Barnes and Sonny Perdue) and three House Speakers (Tom Murphy, Terry Coleman and Glenn Richardson). We have gone
from over 130 years of Democrat control to a Republican governor and a Republican majority in the Senate in 2003 and then in 2005 to a Republican majority in the House. Georgia had made good progress under a Democrat majority. In the short space of four
years the Republicans built solidly on that base. I am proud to be part of a majority that has quickly proven capable of leadership.

Especially in the past two years, I have been a member of four of the most powerful committees in the House (Appropriations, Rules, Ways and Means, and Health and Human Services). Further I have chaired the largest portion of the budget totaling over $14,000,000,000 of state and federal tax revenues and tobacco settlement monies spent in the health care area which affects millions of our citizens including some of our most vulnerable. I was pleased to be named Legislator of the Year in 2005 by six different organizations.

My family has been wonderfully supportive. The Biblical injunction to “serve the least of these