Running for Office: Port Allen council

PORT ALLEN — Realtor Brandon Brown said he is prepared to be the next “voice” of District 4 if elected to the Port Allen City Council.

Brown, a 27-year-old Democrat, is a Port Allen native and son of former police Chief Harry Brown.

“I understand the responsibility and seriousness of this position and that every decision made as a council member will impact Port Allen,” Brandon Brown said.

Brown faces fellow Democrat Frederick J. Everson and Gary “Shaq” Joseph, an independent, in the Nov. 6 primary.

The winner will replace Councilman Irvrie Johnson, who chose not to seek re-election.

“Simply put, my philosophy is to pick up and improve where Councilman Johnson will leave off,” Brown said. “As Port Allen continues to develop, we people must position ourselves by training our minds and bodies for growth and success.”

Brown said, if elected, he will listen to the concerns that are most important to residents in his district and do his best to resolve issues.

Brown is a Southern University graduate and owner of Brandon Brown Realty, a brokerage firm in Port Allen.

He serves as vice president of New Beginnings Community Development, a nonprofit organization that works with youth in West Baton Rouge Parish, and he sits on the Board of Adjustments and the Steering Committee for the city.