Louisiana Senate District 2

Businessman Troy Brown, of Geismar, is running for the seat in state Senate District 2 in the Oct. 22 election.

The 39-year-old registered Democrat owns a construction company and is chief executive officer of Home-Health PCA, which provides home-health care services to elderly and disabled residents. He said his companies employ more than 400 people.

Brown is married to Toni Brown, and they have two children, Jatiea and Jaedon.

He is a graduate of Assumption High and received a degree in criminal justice from Southern University in New Orleans and an associate science degree from Southern University’s Baton Rouge campus.

He is a member of St. Paul Baptist Church in Napoleonville as well as a number of clubs and organizations, including the Louisiana Association of Home Builders, and the National Association of Home Builders.

Brown’s announcement stated his leadership abilities and dependability to the citizens of the river and bayou parishes is evidence that he is ready to take charge and fight for the concerns of district two.

If elected, Brown said in his announcement that he would offer the community “a local leader, fighting for local concerns.”

Brown said important issues include coastal erosion, health care and improving benefits and pay for police and firefighters.

Senate District 2 was redrawn during the recent redistricting session. The district includes neighborhoods in Gonzales and Thibodaux, Donaldsonville, Napoleonville and Taft. It includes parts of Ascension, Assumption, Iberville, St. Charles, St. James, St. John the Baptist, and West Baton Rouge parishes.

State lawmakers created Senate District 2 during the special redistricting session this spring. Fifty-five percent of the district’s 67,895 registered voters are black and 71 percent are Democrats.

Brown challenged state Rep. Elton Aubert, D-Vacherie, and lost in the 2007 race for House District 58.