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Brown running for Commissioner

Wednesday, February 18, 2004

Hometown values, experience, and common sense are what I hope to bring to the table of the Clay County Commissioners. I bring several years of public service experience with me, including time spent as a Clay County Councilman, County Surveyor and Jackson Township Trustee.

When not spending time surveying, I can be found working on many projects such as the Clay Youth Football League, where I have coached for several years. I have also been league president. In the fall, almost every Friday night, you can find me at a Northview football game as a member of the Northview Boosters Club. I have also worked with the youth of Clay City High School, raising money for (911) relief. I own and operate Brown's Auction service. I also enjoy being one of the auctioneers for the 4-H Fair Livestock Sale. I have been honored by being elected to the Clay County 4-H Extension Board. I'm also past president of the Brazil Kiwanis Club and past master of Carbon Lodge No. 529 and president of the Clay County Humane Society Board of Directors.

During my term as Surveyor of Clay County, my door has always remained open to help any Clay Countians who need help, have a question or just want to chat. One of the major highlights of my term as surveyor was finding the location of the cornerstone where the three counties of Clay, Green and Sullivan meet in Shakamak State Park. By keeping technology first, I feel that we have been able to keep our maps and data up-to-date, and, most of all, keep the Surveyor's office under budget.

I have always appreciated the years that the voters of Clay County have allowed me to serve them, and the trust that you have given me. During the upcoming election, I hope that the people of Clay County will allow me to continue to give back to the community that has given so much to me and my family and be assured as Commissioner that I have no outside interest but the good of the people of Clay County.

I reside in Jackson Township with my wife Peg. We have two children, Jennifer Snoddy, who is employed by the Clay Community School Corp., and her husband Wade, who works for Oxford Automotive in Putnam County; and Sgt. Patrick Brown with the Indiana Air Guard, stationed at Hulman Field in Terre Haute and his wife Shannon, who has a full-time job taking care of our grandson, 18-month-old Hunter Michael Brown.

Remember May 4; please vote. Our servicemen and women of the past and present have fought and are fighting for us today to have that right, so please do your part and vote on election day.

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