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}}{{tnr}}{{submit a bio}}'''Charles V. "Charlie" Brown''' {{2014is}} a [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Governor of Tennessee]] in the [[Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref name=filing>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/PetitionsFiled.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State,'' "Elections," April 7, 2014]</ref>
 
}}{{tnr}}{{submit a bio}}'''Charles V. "Charlie" Brown''' {{2014is}} a [[Democratic]] candidate for [[Governor of Tennessee]] in the [[Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2014|2014 elections]].<ref name=filing>[http://www.tn.gov/sos/election/PetitionsFiled.pdf ''Tennessee Secretary of State,'' "Elections," April 7, 2014]</ref>
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Brown is a retired construction worker. His only previous political experience is a failed bid for "road supervisor" which, according to the candidate, was "nearly 50 years" ago.<ref name=slatebio>[http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2014/08/charlie_brown_democratic_candidate_for_tennessee_governor_the_72_year_old.html ''Slate'', "The Alvin Greene of 2014," August 8, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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In a series of letters to the editor that Brown sent to Tennessee newspapers prior to his victory in the primary election, Brown outlines policies he would put in place if elected [[Governor of Tennessee]].<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2014/08/08/democratic-nominee-against-tennessee-governor-apparently-wants-to-electrocute-him/ ''The Washington Post'', "Democratic nominee against Tennessee governor wants to electrocute him," August 8, 2014]</ref> The full letters are available on the website of the [http://blountdems.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Charlie-Brown.pdf Blount County Democrats].
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Among the issues he emphasizes are:<ref>[http://blountdems.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Charlie-Brown.pdf ''Blount County Democrats'', "Letters to the Editor from Charles Brown," accessed August 14, 2014]</ref>
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*reforming the management of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, particularly with regard to timber cutting
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*mismanaged land deals by the incumbent governor, [[Bill Haslam]]
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*replenishing wildlife management areas with deer for hunters
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*raising interstate speed limits
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*increasing the influence of the Bible in public schools
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*restoring some form of tenure for public school teachers
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*support for the [[National Rifle Association]]
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Brown lives in Oakdale, Tennessee, with his wife, Julia Sue. He is an avid hunter and outdoorsman.<ref name=slatebio/>
  
 
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Charles V. "Charlie" Brown was a Democratic candidate for Governor of Tennessee in the 2014 elections.[1]

Biography

Brown is a retired construction worker. His only previous political experience is a failed bid for "road supervisor" which, according to the candidate, was "nearly 50 years" ago.[2]

Elections

2014

See also: Tennessee gubernatorial election, 2014

Brown ran for election to the office of Governor of Tennessee. Brown won the Democratic nomination in the primary on August 7 and will face incumbent Governor Bill Haslam in November. The general election took place November 4, 2014.[1]

Primary results

Tennessee Gubernatorial Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngCharles V. "Charlie" Brown 41.7% 94,528
William H. "John" McKamey 25.9% 58,725
Kennedy Spellman Johnson 24.5% 55,544
Ron Noonan 7.9% 17,956
Total Votes 226,753
Election Results Via:Politico: 2014 Tennessee Governor Primaries Results.

Issue positions

In a series of letters to the editor that Brown sent to Tennessee newspapers prior to his victory in the primary election, Brown outlines policies he would put in place if elected Governor of Tennessee.[3] The full letters are available on the website of the Blount County Democrats.

Among the issues he emphasizes are:[4]

  • reforming the management of the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, particularly with regard to timber cutting
  • mismanaged land deals by the incumbent governor, Bill Haslam
  • replenishing wildlife management areas with deer for hunters
  • raising interstate speed limits
  • increasing the influence of the Bible in public schools
  • restoring some form of tenure for public school teachers
  • support for the National Rifle Association

Personal

Brown lives in Oakdale, Tennessee, with his wife, Julia Sue. He is an avid hunter and outdoorsman.[2]

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