State Sen. Troy Brown, who was arrested over the weekend for allegedly punching his longtime girlfriend in the face, could now be facing more questions, this time about his residence, according to a WWL-TV report.
When Brown was arrested Saturday night in New Orleans, he told officers that he lives at 36518 Francine Circle South in Geismar, outside of Baton Rouge, WWL-TV reported. But that house is not in Senate District 2, which Brown represents. It’s actually in Senate District 18, WWL reported.
In his qualifying form, Brown listed his address as 5806 Hwy. 308 in Napoleonville, a small duplex in District 2. But a neighbor told WWL that Brown does not live there.
The state constitution requires members of the state Legislature to have their domicile in their districts. While members can have multiple residences, they can only have one domicile, which is their primary home.
Brown was re-elected Oct. 24 to his River Parishes Senate District 2 seat, which covers parts of seven parishes and spans from Geismar south to Thibodaux and east to LaPlace.