BILOXI, MS (WLOX) – Southern District Transportation Commissioner Wayne Brown will not run for re-election next year. Brown made that announcement this afternoon during a taping of WLOX News This Week.
Brown called his decision "the worst kept secret." He told WLOX News This Week hosts Dave Elliott and Doug Walker that after a dozen years with MDOT, it was time to move on.
The next statewide election is in 2011. The primary is in August. The general election is in November.
Brown was elected to his first term as Southern District Transportation Commissioner in 1999. He has served as county engineer in George, Greene and Jackson counties. He has also served as president of the Mississippi State Board of Registration for Engineers and Land Surveyors, and has held the position of president of the Mississippi Consulting Engineers Council.
Brown and his wife, the former Vermell Goff have five children. He is a Mason, Rotarian, Red Cross Volunteer, a Paul Harris Fellow, ACEC Fellow, church clerk, assistant Sunday School teacher, and a member of the Board of Directors for the Bank of Lucedale.
You can watch the full interview with Wayne Brown on WLOX News This Week. The show airs Sunday morning at 6:30.