City Dems tap replacement for departed councilor Brown

Indianapolis Democrats announced Friday that they have filled a City-County Council seat vacated by Vernon Brown, a former majority leader.

LaKeisha Jackson was chosen to replace Vernon Brown in District 18. Brown stepped down in August after 11 years on the council.

Jackson has a long track record of service in her district, which is in Warren Township on the far-east side. She is chairwoman of the Far Eastside Community Advisory Committee and a founder of the 38th Street Corridor Revitalization Plan.

She also is executive director of Pathway Resource Center Inc.

Brown, a firefighter, resigned from the council on Aug. 1 because of new conflict-of-interest law. He's running for trustee of Warren Township.

Brown was in his 11th year with the council and was majority leader from 2011 to 2013.


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