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Harris Brown announces 5th District candidacy

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - A Monroe business man has announced his candidacy for the 5th District Congressional seat.

Harris Brown announced his intentions to run in this November's race. Rep. Vance McAllister has said he is not intending to run.

Brown released the following statement:

“Today I am announcing my hope and intent to serve the people of the 5th District of Louisiana in the United States Congress. Louisiana has been my home since birth and I want to see that my fellow citizens and friends are represented in Washington with an effective and understanding voice. This district has unique concerns and special needs that my background gives me the experience to address. My experience in flood control and conservation has put me in front of a wide range of personalities from all walks of life and who sometimes have differing points of view. The 5th district is best served by a credible and proven leader whose past experience shows the ability to build a consensus between those who may disagree. I spent my youth working this land, farming and earning my living from the timber and row crops that our fertile delta provides. I know the value of a hard-earned dollar and what it truly means to be conservative, but just as important is that I know the people of this district and they have confidence in my voice. With those core values at heart, I know that we need a government that is responsive and forward thinking and that will help to ensure each and every one of us has a fighting chance at the American dream and the pursuit of happiness. With great thought and consideration, I would like to announce my name as a candidate for this race. I look forward to meeting all of my fellow hard-working Americans across the district, and hearing their input towards making a better and brighter future for all of us in Congressional District 5."

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