Robert Brown has announced his intention to run for the Place 4 seat on the Fairhope City Council.

Robert Brown

Robert Brown

Growing up in Fairhope, Brown embodies the very essence that makes this small town special. Having spent his entire life here, he has seen the growth, he has felt the safety and he has experienced the warmth and the generosity of a community built around the concept of the Single Tax Colony. Brown attended Christ the King Catholic School through the eighth grade and then graduated from Fairhope High School in 1990.

Brown knew early on that he wanted to live and raise a family in Fairhope. Prior to starting his family, Brown served active duty in the U.S. Army from 1990 until 1993, which included a combat deployment with the 1st Armored Division in the Persian Gulf War. Upon fulfillment of his military service, Brown enrolled at Auburn University where he received a degree in building science and graduated in 1997.

Brown is married to the former Monteigne Self, also of Fairhope and a local business owner. Together they have three children: Reid, 16, Ellie, 14, and James, 13. Brown comes from a large family with five siblings and he appreciates family values and faith.

Since 1998, Brown has been a partner with Cliff Pitman of Pitman Brown Building Company. Brown serves on the executive committee of the Homebuilders Association of Alabama as well as serves on the board of the Baldwin County Homebuilders Association. Brown has served not only as a baseball and soccer coach, but in other leadership capacities such as the Fairhope youth sports programs for more than a decade and is a current Fairhope Soccer Club board member. He also serves on the Eastern Shore Art Center Board and has recently taken on the responsibility of Capital Campaign Chairman.

Brown and his family attend Fairhope United Methodist Church where he is a trustee and a youth leader.

Brown’s experience growing up in a large family, his professional service and long term experience on a state and local level in the homebuilding industry, gives him a unique perspective regarding how to control and guide Fairhope’s rapid expansion and growth. Fairhope is in Brown’s blood and always will be. He has the best interests of citizens of Fairhope at heart and has the ability to lead and to represent those interests effectively. A vote for Brown is a vote for the stable and responsible growth of Fairhope.