Troy E. Brown
|Troy Earl Brown|
|Member of the Louisiana Senate
from the 2nd district
|Preceded by||Cynthia Willard-Lewis|
|Born||August 1971 (age 44-45)
Napoleonville, Assumption Parish, Louisiana, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Toni B. Brown|
|Residence||Geismar, Ascension Parish
|Alma mater||Assumption High School
Troy Earl Brown (born August 1971) is an African-American state legislator from Geismar in Ascension Parish, Louisiana. Since 2012, he has been a Democratic member of the Louisiana State Senate for District 2.
Early life and career
Brown is from Napoleonville, Louisiana but currently resides in Geismar, Louisiana. He graduated from Assumption High School. Brown received his associate degree and bachelor's degrees from Southern University. He majored in criminal justice. Brown also attended but did not graduate from Louisiana State University and the Southern University Law Center. He owns and works as the Chief Executive Officer of Home-Health PCA, LLC and Troy Brown Construction. He is a member of the Louisiana Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Home Builders.
On July 5, 2011, Brown announced his candidacy for the Louisiana State Senate from the 2nd District. Previously, he had campaigned for only one other office; In 2007, he ran for the Louisiana House of Representatives but lost by four percentage points. He was elected to the Senate in 2011 and took office in January 2012. He is a member of the Senate Transportation, Highways and Public Works committee, as well as the committees for Insurance and Select Vocational & Technical Education. He also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Environmental Quality committee.
Family and personal life
On November 28, 2015, Brown was arrested for allegedly having struck his long-time female companion, Katasha Willis, in the face after the Bayou Classic football game in New Orleans. The attack allegedly occurred while the woman, a resident of Labadieville, with whom he has been involved for a decade, was outside an elevator, along with other people too, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel near the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Brown and the woman had reportedly quarreled prior to the incident.
As a legislator, Brown in 2014 proposed that the state establish a commission on domestic violence. He was arrested and booked on November 29 into the Orleans Parish Prison on domestic abuse battery, a misdemeanor. Brown said that he has no recollection of the incident and is seeking medical help. He is represented by retiring state Senator Edwin R. Murray of New Orleans.
On January 8, 2016, Brown appeared in court in New Orleans to complete paperwork in the battery case pending against him. Attorney Ed Murray said that Brown cannot remember hitting Ms. Willis because of a brain injury in his earlier years.
On July 17, 2016 Brown was arrested at his Geismar residence after biting his wife, making it his second domestic abuse arrest in a year. Brown claimed he had no recollection of biting his wife when the Ascension Parish deputies were called to his home. Bail was set at $5,000 which Brown posted. He was released the next day. Brown claimed that he could not remember the incident involving his wife, due to a brain injury that occurred years earlier. Shortly after this incident, Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards called for his resignation.
- "Troy Brown, August 1971". Louisiana Secretary of State. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
- Boquet, Jennifer (August 1, 2011). "Business owner Troy Brown will run for 2nd District Senate seat". The Times-Picayune. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
- "Running for Office: Troy Brown". The Advocate. 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
- "Senator Troy Brown's Biography". Project Vote Smart. 2012. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
- "Troy Brown Announces Candidacy for Louisiana State Senate District Two". Donaldsonville Chief. July 5, 2011. Retrieved September 27, 2013.
- David J. Mitchell and Jim Mustian. "Police: State Sen. Troy Brown arrested, accused of punching girlfriend in face Saturday night at New Orleans hotel". The Baton Rouge Advocate. Retrieved November 30, 2015.
- "Report: State Senator Troy Brown makes stop at courthouse in domestic abuse battery case". The Baton Rouge Advocate. January 8, 2016. Retrieved January 9, 2016.
|Louisiana State Senator for District 2
2012 – present