News Section: Election 2012
Candidate Profile: Bradenton City Council Ward 2: Gene Brown
Candidate: Gene Brown
Occupation: Chief Operating Officer of Brown and Sons Funeral Home
Education: Bayshore High; A.S. from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services; Associates degree, Manatee Community College
Mr. Brown is Chief Operating Officer of Brown and Sons Funeral Home, which has been in Bradenton for nearly four decades. He is running for the Ward seat being vacated by Marianne Barnebey. Brown is a 1985 graduate of Bayshore High who got his A.S. from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Services in Atlanta in 1989, after earning an earlier associates degree at Manatee Community College.
Brown has a long history of public service, including more than two decades of high-level involvement with the Boys and Girls Club, as well as being former Chairman of the Bradenton Police Pension Board and President of the Jessie P. Miller Elementary PTO. He faces Binnie Williams and Manatee County Planning Commissioner George Mendez on the November ballot.