COLUMBIA, SC — Boyd Brown says he will not challenge U.S. Rep. Mick Mulvaney in South Carolina’s 5th congressional district.
Brown, the former Democratic state representative from Fairfield County, told The Herald in Rock Hill that he was considering challenging Mulvaney – who in 2010 ousted longtime Democratic U.S. Rep. John Spratt.
Thursday morning, Brown emailed several journalists to say that while many people had asked him to run, “I am not, nor will I be a candidate for Congress.”
“Ultimately, the decision came down to the fact that I’m enjoying the private sector too much,” said Brown, who is now a project development manager for Landmark Builders of South Carolina. “I can think of one place as dysfunctional as the South Carolina General Assembly, and that is the United States House of Representatives. With that said, I’ll stick to a productive job in the real world for now, and use the energy I would have put into running for Congress into making our community and South Carolina a better place.”
Brown is not leaving politics, however. He is one of South Carolina’s representatives on the Democratic National Committee.
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