Surprise, surprise: Mayor Brown seeks reelection
He may be a chiropractor, but Mayor David Brown isn't backing out of politics. As first reported here yesterday, he is seeking another four-year term on City Council.
Brown formally announced his intention to seek a second term this morning at a press conference outside City Hall. Emphasizing his hope to "expand cooperation between the city, county, and university," he hit the usual city government themes: the environment, education and kids, growth, and poverty.
Brown was joined at the press conference by former mayors Mitch Van Yahres, David Toscano, and Blake Caravati. City Councilor Kendra Hamilton, who is not seeking reelection, also attended in support of Brown. A Democrat, Brown will seek the Democratic Party's nomination at the mass meeting on Saturday, June 2.
Brown's announcement means that at least five people are now seeking the three open City Council seats. The other four are former planning chief Satyendra Huja, attorney Jennifer McKeever, nurse/activist Holly Edwards, and former city School Board chair Linda Seaman. All seek the Democratic nomination.