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Senator Brown Won’t Seek Macon Mayor’s Seat





By Amanda Smith




Senator Robert Brown, the Senate Minority leader, announced on June 1st that he will not be running for the Macon mayor’s seat in the upcoming elections.  He cited a recent surgery and health reasons for his decision.  Recovering in a Macon hospital and unable to communicate, Brown was described by his chief of staff Matt Gewold as “his usual self;” amused at the rumors about him flying around Macon.


Brown has always been a private person, preferring not to disclose facts about his personal or political life.  But he seemed to feel it necessary to release a statement to the press about his intentions concerning the Mayor’s race.  In it, Brown said, “As an active, and until now, very healthy person, I believed that I would be able to speed up my recovery in time to run a full campaign for mayor of Macon.  Unfortunately, I was overly optimistic in my ability to recover from my surgery…..Unfortunately, the period of time from qualifying until the primary vote is compressed – only 6 weeks – and every day on the campaign trail will be crucial.  I look forward to continuing my service as Democratic leader in the state Senate.”


As the candidate most favored to win by many in this city, Brown is a former elected member of the Bibb County Board of Education and a state Senator since 1991.  It is interesting to note that, in Brown’s first Senate run, he was opposed by C. Jack Ellis and Robert Reichert, Macon’s current mayor and mayoral candidate, respectively.  He defeated both in that election.




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