Gregory Brown is not afraid to vy for the seat of one of Washington’s most powerful Democrats.
The Hopkins businessman says he wants to run against incumbent and fellow Democrat James Clyburn because he says, “The statistics really show that there has been very little improvement (in the district) over the past couple of decades. And very little constituent service.”
Brown says the sixth district has “really struggled with our education system and educating our children and that is a very serious threat for the future of South Carolina.” He says the “Corridor of Shame” has not seen enough improvement.
The seat’s incumbent is House Majority Whip James Clyburn. The new candidate says “In terms of his power in Congress, that may be. But we need power here in the district. The condition of the sixth district is just not reflective of having good representation in Washington.
Brown owns a telecommunications company that builds cell towers.
Brown travelled Friday to Columbia, Orangeburg, Charleston, and Florence to announce his candidacy.