2010-07-30 / Top Stories

Brown Announces Candidacy For Senate

By Nicholas Briano

In the past Everly Brown has tried to win seats in the State Assembly and City Council, but this time around he is eyeing the State Senate post of Malcolm Smith and is hoping for a better outcome.

In an announcement sent to The Wave this week, Brown declared his candidacy for State Senate in District 14, which primarily encompasses

the eastern end of Rockaway as well as St. Albans, Laurelton, Cambria Heights and Springfield Gardens.

Brown worked as a home developer for more than 27 years and is a graduate of St. Francis College and Washington Business Institute. He ran for City Council in 2001 as a Republican, losing to James Sanders Jr., only receiving ten percent of the total vote.

Brown, who is running as a Democrat this time around, said in a statement that he doesn’t want the community to be served by a criminal and vows to encourage youth summer employment and to keep kids in school instead of joining gangs and other negative influences.

“We can’t change unless we change ourselves.” Brown said.

Petitions were filed with the Board of Elections last week. An official candidate list is expected by the second week of August. Last week, Okenfe Lebarty announced that he was dropping his election bid against Michele Titus, who as of now, stands as the only unopposed incumbent running for re-election this year.

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