Kwame R. Brown

Kwame R. Brown
8th Chairman of the Council of the District of Columbia
In office
January 2, 2011 - June 6, 2012
Preceded byVincent C. Gray
Succeeded byPhil Mendelson
At-Large Member of the
Council of the District of Columbia
In office
January 3, 2005 - January 2, 2011
Preceded byHarold Brazil
Succeeded bySekou Biddle
Personal details
BornKwame R. Brown
(1970-10-13) October 13, 1970 (age 46)
Washington, D. C., U.S.
Political partyDemocratic Party
Alma materMorgan State University


Kwame R. Dark brown (born Oct 13, 1970) can be an American politician in Washington, D.C., who was simply an at-large person in the council from 2005 to 2011 and chairman from the Council from the Region of Columbia from 2011 until his resignation in June 2012. He was the next councilman to resign when confronted with federal fees in 2012.

Kwame R. Dark brown was created on Oct 13, 1970, at Columbia Medical center for Ladies in Washington, D.C. Dark brown graduated from Woodrow Wilson SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and participated in the Mayor's Youngsters Leadership Institute. Dark brown continuing his education at Morgan Condition School in Baltimore, gaining a Bachelor of Arts in Advertising. Dark brown is normally a graduate of both Minority Business Professional Plan, & Advanced Business Professional Program on the Amos Tuck College of Business, Dartmouth University and the Mature Executives in Condition & MUNICIPALITY Program on the John F. Kennedy College of Federal government, Harvard University.Brown was initially elected towards the Council in 2004, being successful 55.4% of votes citywide in the overall election, after defeating incumbent Councilmember Harold Brazil in the principal with 54.09% from the vote.Dark brown was up for reelection in 2008 and faced zero opposition in the Democratic primary. When asked why no-one was working against him, he mentioned, "People work because they're sick and tired of elected officials not really carrying out anything." Dark brown, who lives in Hillcrest, continuing, 'Zero one's working, because I've performed what I stated I would do."

Political career

Brown co-introduced the institution Modernization and Funding Action of 2005, that was to create, renovate, and modernize open public academic institutions in the Region. The Action also certified the mayor to borrow $1 billion, which will be repaid with $60 million annual obligations from income from the near future District lottery.Later, Dark brown authored the amendment that resulted in $48 million for vocational education to construct the Phelps Structures, Construction and Anatomist Academy. Students on the recently built school can attend classes in vocational topics and pursue aprenticeship and qualification.Dark brown authored the Creative Learning Plan Act to need that all primary schools are trained music, visible arts, and physical education every week effective the 2008-2009 college year. The Action requires the topics to be trained weekly but will not identify the curriculum or suggestions from the educational programs.Dark brown authored the Conformity and Enforcement Company Establishment Action of 2007, which establishes a Conformity and Enforcement Company in the Area government. The Company would be accountable to make sure that developers satisfy environmental specifications, affordable-housing requirements, and laws and regulations involving hiring regional employees.Brown cosponsored the tiny Business Commercial Home Tax Relief Work of 2007. The Work reduced the industrial and industrial home tax price for properties evaluated at significantly less than $3 million. The Work also increased the quantity of tangible personal home exempt from the non-public property taxes to $225,000.In addition, Dark brown authored the Minority and Women-Owned Business Assessment Work of 2007 to regulate how many minority- and women-owned businesses were receiving contracts through the Area. The Work also certified an evaluation of if the Area government should raise the number of agreements granted to such businesses and, if therefore, how to perform so.During his tenure as an at-large person in the town Council, Brown offered as Chair from the Council's Committee on Economic Development.

Council Chair

On March 31, 2010, Dark brown announced that he'd pursue the DC Council Chairmanship, 1 day following the current chair holder Vincent C. Grey announced his candidacy for Mayor for this year's election, producing him ineligible to regain his workplace, which expires in January 2011. This removed previously speculation that Dark brown would go after the Mayoral chair against incumbent Adrian Fenty.On Sept 14, 2010, Dark brown earned the Democratic principal for Chairperson, receiving 55 percent from the vote to former Ward 5 Councilman Vincent Orange's 39 percent and college plank member Dorothy Douglas' 6 percent. He encountered no opposition in the November 2 general election, and Dark brown was sworn in as Chairman from the DC Council on January 2, 2011.Amid a substantial revenue shortfall for the District, as Chairman-elect from the Council, Brown requested the District order a Lincoln Navigator L for his use. The automobile costs the town $1,963.28 per month to rent and it had been proven that Brown turned down a youthful model that didn't have got a "black on black" interior.On June 6, 2012, Federal prosecutors charged D.C. Council Chairman Kwame Dark brown with one count number of bank scams in U.S. Region Courtroom. He resigned in the Council afterwards that day. The next day, Dark brown was billed with misdemeanor unlawful money campaign expenses for violating the District's election laws that prohibits money campaign expenditures more than $50.

Election history

2004 Council from the Area of Columbia, MOST IMPORTANTLY, Democratic Main Election Kwame R. Dark brown (D) 54% Harold Brazil (D) 32% Sam Brooks (D) 13% Write-in 0%2004 Council from the Area of Columbia, MOST IMPORTANTLY, General Election Kwame R. Dark brown (D) 55% Carol Schwartz (R) 31% Laurent Ross (STG) 8% A.D. "Tony" Dominguez (I) 5% Write-in 1%2008 Council from the District of Columbia, MOST IMPORTANTLY, Democratic Primary Election Kwame R. Dark brown (D) 100%2008 Council from the District of Columbia, MOST IMPORTANTLY, General Election Kwame R. Dark brown (D) 48% Michael A. Dark brown (I) 20% Write-in 11% Patrick Mara (R) 10%2010 Council from the Area of Columbia, Chairperson, Democratic Main Election Kwame R. Dark brown (D) 55% Vincent B. Orange, Sr. (D) 39% Dorothy Douglas (D) 6%2010 Council from the Area of Columbia, Chairperson, General Election Kwame R. Dark brown (D) 88% Ann C. Wilcox (STG) 10% Write-in 2%


Committee in Economic Advancement – Chairperson Committee about Government Procedures and the surroundings Committee about Libraries, Parks and Entertainment Committee on Financing and Income Committee on Open public Works and Transport Special Committee about Statehood and Self-Determination