Brown seeks re-election to city council

A long-time member of Washington's City Council is looking to maintain his seat. Allen Brown has announced he will seek a fourth term on the city council. Brown, a Republican, has served as the Second District councilman for the past 11 years. He is currently the president of the city council, a post he's held for the last three years.

Brown is the IT director at Midwest Natural Gas and is the son of Jerry and the late Cathy Brown. He and his wife, the former Andrea Kelso, have been married for 26 years. They have two sons, Brooks, in graduate school at Purdue University and Julian (JJ), employed by Washington Community Schools. The Browns are both lifelong residents of Washington. He is a 1990 graduate of Washington Catholic High School and has an associate's degree in law enforcement from Vincennes University. Brown graduated from the Indiana Law enforcement Academy in 1997 and spent several years on the city police force.

"I have looked back over the past 11 years and we, as a city, have accomplished many things. These include Eagle Railcar expansion, the overhead bridge completion, as well as looking at the development of the I-69 corridor with the opening of MC Tech and Huck's gas station to begin building in the spring," said Brown. "This is just the beginning of progress being made in that area."

Brown says council needs someone who has been around and knows how city government works.

"I believe my experience on the council will be invaluable to a new mayor and the several new council seats that will be filled during this election cycle," said Brown. "With still much to do at the I-69 corridor and around the city of Washington, I feel my knowledge and experience on the council will help complete these important projects while fiscally looking over the taxpayers' money. This is why I will run for another term."

Brown is facing opposition in the Republican primary. Earlier this week banker Eric Headley announced that he is also a Republican candidate for the Second District council seat.

The primary will take place on May 7.

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