Brian Brown enters Board of Education Race for South area representative

One candidate has already announced his candidacy for the South Area Representative seat on the SMSD Board of Education.


Picture from Brian Brown on Twitter.

Ali Harrison, News Editor

The SMSD Board of Education election is coming up this November, and the race for South Area Representative has begun with Brian Brown announcing his candidacy on Twitter on Tuesday, March 19. He is running to replace Rep. Deb Zila who has held the seat for three consecutive terms since 2007.

Brown, who graduated from Shawnee Mission West, has a son at Brookridge Elementary and a daughter at Indian Woods Middle School, giving him personal links to the school district and South area.

He also has years of public service experience being chair of the NEJC Chamber’s government affairs committee since 2013, a member of the United Community Services of Johnson County’s board, and “was appointed to the Shawnee Mission School District’s Facilities Committee and was selected to serve on the Johnson County Public Square Steering Committee to advise the Johnson County Board of County Commissioners regarding future social and economic challenges in Johnson County,” according to the Shawnee Chamber of Commerce of which he is also a member.

His candidacy has already been supported by Brett Parker, a Democrat representing Kansas House District 29, via Twitter.

As of Friday, March 22, Brown is the only candidate running for this position.