Chip Brown announces he is running for re-election at Alabama House
State Representative Chip Brown of R-Hollinger Island has announced that he is running for re-election in 2022 for his seat in District 105 of the Alabama House of Representatives. If elected, it would only be his second term.
Brown cited his track record of passing several high-profile laws during his first quadrennium as reasons for running for a second term.
“Serving my community in Alabama House has been the honor of a lifetime, but more importantly, it has enabled me to pass essential legislation that supports and protects survivors of violent crime,” said Brown. . “With a second term at Alabama House, I will continue to work to protect unborn life, create new jobs and opportunities, provide our children with the quality public education they deserve and advance the Conservative cause. . ”
Since joining the Legislature in 2018, Brown has served on the powerful House Rules Committee charged with setting the agenda. It has taken a number of important steps.
The most publicized law sponsored by Brown is “Aniah’s Law”. Aniah’s law is a constitutional amendment that gives prosecutors and judges greater discretion to seek and deny bail to those accused of committing violent crimes. The proposed amendment is named after 19-year-old student Aniah Blanchard.
Ibraheed Yazeed, the man accused of kidnapping, raping and murdering Blanchard, was then out on bail for several violent offenses, including kidnapping and attempted murder. Yazeed is currently being held for capital murder. If voters approve Aniah’s law, prosecutors will have the discretion to request a hearing to ask judges to deny bail to the most dangerous offenders.
Brown also sponsored and adopted the “Sexual Assault Victims Bill of Rights”. This law provides fundamental protections and guarantees to those who have been the victims of certain violent crimes. Under the provisions of the new law sponsored by Brown, survivors of sexual assault are promised free forensic examinations, long-term retention of evidence, and the right to be notified of any DNA profile matches that tests might produce. Access to sexual assault advocates, protection orders and other support services is also provided.
Brown also sponsored and successfully passed legislation designating the Alabama Aquarium at the Dauphin Island Sea Lab as “the Official Aquarium of Alabama.”
Brown also highlights his record for voting 100% against abortion and for Second Amendment questions.
Brown is the only Mobile County lawmaker to sit on the House Insurance Committee. There, Brown sponsored legislation and promoted policies to reduce insurance premiums for Gulf Coast residents.
Brown also sits on the Mobile County Economic Development and Tourism, Urban and Rural Development, and Legislative Committees.
Brown is a former member of the Alabama National Guard. Brown has been deployed overseas with U.S. Central Command in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and has also served as a military advisor to NATO-International Security Assistance Force and U.S. forces in Afghanistan during two deployments to Afghanistan.
He is currently employed as a commercial real estate agent and entrepreneur.
Brown is a longtime resident of Southern Alabama and lives on Hollinger Island, Alabama.
Brown is also a member of the Republican House Caucus Audit Committee and a member of the Energy Council, Sports Caucus, and Rural Caucus. Brown is a past chairman of the board of directors of the Make A Wish Foundation of Alabama, and for several years he volunteered as a youth baseball, football, soccer and basketball coach. .
Brown holds a BA from Troy University. He is also a graduate of the Defense Department Information School and holds a master’s degree from the National University.
House District 105, as currently built, includes the communities of Grand Bay, St. Elmo, Irvington, Theodore, Hollingers Island, Mon Louis Island, Dog River, Fowl River and Coden as well as the town of Dauphin Island and the town of Bayou La Batre.
HD105, like the 140 districts of the State House of Representatives and Senate, will be rediscovered and pre-redistributed by the State Legislature before the 2022 elections.
The Republican primary is scheduled for May 24, 2022.