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Jeana Brown

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Jeana Brown
Candidate for
Georgia House of Representatives , District 178

Political party Democratic
Profession Small Business Owner
Website Campaign Site (timed out)
Gerald DeWitt was the Democratic candidate in the 2011 special election for District 178 of the Georgia House of Representatives. The special election took place on February 15, 2011. He was running to the fill the seat vacated by Mark Williams (R) who was appointed as Commissioner of the Department of Natural Resources. Brown was defeated in the general election.[1]


Brown is the owner and operator of Team Rural, a grassroots consulting business. She is a graduate of Waycross College where she founded the Psychology/Sociology/Criminal Justice Club. During her college years, she was a member of the Multicultural Student Alliance and the Vice-Chair of the Kiwanis Club. She and her husband James have seven children.

Campaign themes

Brown's 2011 special election campaign site emphasized several key policy positions and campaign themes:

  • Education: " The Hope Scholarship is good for all Georgians because it increases our state's ability to compete. It must be protected. A free (not voucher) education is needed for every child K-12."
  • Minimum Wage: "Georgians deserve a Living Wage--one in which they can meet their basic needs of housing, clothing, and nutrition for an extended period of time. Hard working Georgians deserve a review and a raise."
  • Small Family Farms: "Small family farms deserve to be preserved and should not be under the same rigid regulation as agri-business. Georgians support buy-local farmers markets and organics."
  • Respects and Supports our Veterans: "Family and loved ones are deployed overseas. Returning veterans need our support and resources. I have worked closely with Georgia Veterans United and will continue to support the Veterans legislative agenda."
  • Environmental Stewardship: "Georgians desire respectful care of their Natural Resources. Careful management of wildlife through hunting and fishing is vital to our rural life. Protecting our coastlines and preserving them for future generations is our responsibility."
  • Community Service: "Community Service is often thought of as punishment when in fact it is altruistic. It builds a rich and supportive community of people who know each other and lend each other a hand when it is needed."



See also: State legislative special elections, 2011

Brown and three other candidates were defeated by Chad Nimmer (R) in the February 15, 2011 special election to the Georgia House of Representatives District 136. Both Georgia special elections held an open primary. All candidates will appeared on the February 15 ballot along with their party affiliation. Since Nimmer received more than 50% of the vote, the election will not proceed to a runoff on March 15.[2]

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