Robert Brown was a man of many accomplishments from politics and beyond. The Macon native was first elected to State Senate District 26 in a special election in August 1991. The long time democrat served as Majority Leader and in 2005 when Republicans took over he became Senate Minority Leader.
Brown served on many committees including the economic development, ethics, and veterans and military affairs. Brown also served on the Bibb County Board of Education.
Brown lost a run for Macon Mayor this summer after stepping down from his senate position that covered portions of Bibb, Houston, Twiggs and Wilkinson Counties.
Before resigning from his senate seat, Brown was pushing to consolidate Macon and Bibb County. During his mayoral campaign he shed light on issues related to black on black crime.
Brown was always known as a man who was devoted to improving Macon and the entire state of Georgia. Even after his political career, Brown's recognition continued. Former State Representative David Lucas tells us the Baptist Ministerial Alliance planned to honor Brown, along with C. Jack Ellis and himself Friday at 7pm.