Tags: GOP | Rep. | Henry | Brown | Will | Not | Seek

GOP Rep. Henry Brown Will Not Seek Re-election

Monday, 04 Jan 2010 10:38 AM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
CHARLESTON, S.C. — Republican U.S. Rep. Henry Brown will not seek a sixth term in Congress this fall, an official with his campaign said Monday.

Brown, a farm boy who became one of the South Carolina's most powerful state lawmakers before embarking on a second political chapter in Congress, is 74.

A campaign official with knowledge of Brown's plans said he will announce his retirement Monday. The official asked not to be identified to avoid pre-empting the official announcement.

There has been speculation in recent months that Brown might retire after five terms in his reliably Republican coastal district, which stretches from near Charleston to the North Carolina state line.

Brown was raised on a farm in Cordesville, S.C., and later became an executive of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store chain, a job he left at 49 to become a full-time lawmaker.

He won the 1st District seat in 2000 when now-Gov. Mark Sanford left to honor a self-imposed three-term limit.

In Congress, Brown worked on issues including port security and finding money to build Interstate 73, a new link between Myrtle Beach and the Midwest.

Before that, he served 14 years in the South Carolina House of Representatives, where from 1995 through 1999 he was chairman of the powerful Ways and Means Committee.




© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Tea Party Express Chairwoman Steps Down

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 14:23 PM

Amy Kremer, chairwoman of the Tea Party Express is leaving her post so she can focus on the campaign for Senate Minority . . .

SC Gov. Haley in Double-Digit Lead Over Democratic Challenger

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 14:04 PM

South Carolina Republican Gov. Nikki Haley holds a substantial lead over Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen in this y . . .

Democrat Super PAC Banks $6.5M for TV Ads in 24 Key House Races

Friday, 18 Apr 2014 13:18 PM

A Democrat super PAC plans to blitz the airwaves in the fall with TV ads in two dozen key House races as the embattled p . . .

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved