Senator Troy Brown Resigns

Greg Fischer

Louisiana Senator Troy Earl Brown, District 2, announced his resignation February 16, choosing not to fight the upcoming expulsion order that was threatened by the senate.

"Unfortunately, recent events have caused me to relinquish my dream in favor of the greater goal of preserving the integrity of the Louisiana Senate," Brown said. 

It is reportedly a rare move for the senate, so to speak, to turn on one of their own. However, it appears that a precedent is being set that the senate will not allow any more tolerance for domestic violence.

"It's not a question of misdemeanor," Senator Dan Claitor said. "It's a question of beating women multiple times."

Brown checked into jail for 18 hours a couple weeks back to pay criminal charges for his behavior. He was involved in two different instances: one of physically abusing his wife and another violent incident which involved a girlfriend.

Born in Napoleonville and a graduate of Assumption High School, the 45-year-old Brown was a successful home builder before his political career began. District 2 encompasses parts of St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. James parishes, a large portion of Iberville and West Baton Rouge parishes, and also parts of Ascension, Assumption, and Lafourche.

It was also in question if Brown was actually residing within his district.

"Let's be realistic. My wife and I we are fine," Brown said.

"What's next for Troy Brown is I'm going to go back to my personal life and continue to help people. I will continue to get better. We've all made mistakes in life."