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House Representative Fred Brown resigns

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June 30,2011

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By Jimmy Ardis

AUSTIN, Texas: Today will be Texas State Representative Fred Brown's (R) last day in office. He announced his resignation yesterday after representing District 14 for 13 years.[1]

Rep. Brown stated "By stepping down, I can give my successor the opportunity to better prepare for the next legislative session when it convenes in January 2013, as well as successor seniority to better fight for Texas A&M and Bryan-College Station."[1] By resigning early, Brown is paving the way for whoever fills his seats to gain seniority in the legislature (which helps out with things such as committee positions) and to run as an incumbent in the 2012 general election (which is a huge leg up over competitors).

During the Texas State Legislature's 82nd Session, Representative Brown served on the House Higher Education Committee, House Land & Resource Management Committee, and Joint Committee on Oversight of HHS Eligibility System. Brown will move on to run a car dealership in Temple, which is outside of the district he served. He will live in Salado.

Governor Rick Perry must now schedule a special election to fill Brown's vacant seat.

Interest in running for the open seat has been expressed by Bryan Mayor Jason Bienski, Seth McKinney-Texas A&M football alum, and former Brazos County Tax Assessor Gerald Winn[1].

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