FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. — Retired U.S. Army Colonel and veteran of the war in Afghanistan, Dennis Brown, recently declared his intention to run in the special election for District 2 Forsyth County Commissioner.
“I’ve seen combat zones that had better planning than the current residential communities approved over the last few years by the county commission,” Brown said. “We need to protect what’s great about Forsyth. That means setting a mission and implementing a strategic plan to grow responsibly, shield schools from overcrowding and defend our conservative values.”
Brown retired after 30 years of service to our nation. He is a veteran and most recently served as Civil-Military Officer for Combined Joint Task Force “Phoenix” and then as Kabul Military Training Center Chief of Staff Mentor and Forward Operating Base “Alamo” Chief of Staff.
During his decorated military career, Brown received the Bronze Star and Legion of Merit for his service.
Brown is also a longtime conservative activist who has served on the board of Georgia’s esteemed Conservative Policy Leadership Institute, as a delegate to the GOP Convention and as Treasurer of the Forsyth County Republican Party.
Currently, Brown teaches terrorism and homeland security part-time at Kennesaw State University, while working to obtain his Doctorate degree. He obtained his undergraduate degree from University of Alabama in human resource management and his MBA from Kennesaw State.
Brown has lived in Forsyth County for almost two decades, and is happily married to Suzy, a retired employee of the Forsyth County School System. They currently reside in South Forsyth and are the parents of two children, Lucia and Louie, and three grandchildren, Michael, Allaina and Matthew.