It has been an honor these past 4 years to serve as your Galveston Mayor, and I am happy to officially announce today my candidacy for Mayor for the May 2024 Election.
During these 4 years, I have been grateful to be a part of the growth of our City and the positive changes that have added to the Quality of Life for all of us who are fortunate enough to call Galveston home.
Galveston is looking better than ever – with increased infrastructure improvements, a financial status that is more stable than in recent memory, an expanding dynamic Port, Institutions of Higher Learning poised for record growth, and a Tourism Industry that works towards the betterment of our entire community. But the work is not over, and there is more we can do together.
In my third term, I will continue to work diligently to complete the contract for the Pelican Island Bridge, the completion of a Stormwater Master Drainage Plan, an Economic Development Plan that guides the City now and in the future, and the Development of an Enhanced Partnership with the Port and Park Board.
Thank you to everyone who has combined their efforts with myself and Council these past years in moving our City forward. The future is bright for Galveston, and by working together, we can overcome our challenges and enhance our assets.
Dr. Craig Brown
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Craig Brown has my vote, again, for Galveston mayor: Craig Brown was my city council representative for six years before becoming Galveston's mayor. In both these roles he has been available and responsive to resident input. Brown is a good listener and works diligently to address needs of all residents — and not just special interests. He brings a level of professionalism and civility to the office and I'm proud to support him for reelection as mayor.
Craig Brown is a proven leader and should remain Galveston mayor: Craig Brown has my vote for mayor. He was my councilman for two terms and has most recently been our mayor. I've known Brown and his wife, Angela, for many years and I've always been impressed with their devotion and dedication to our community. Brown is a hard worker, a great leader and a tough decision-maker. I trust his honesty to do what he thinks is best and to do what he says he will do. He has been responsive and open to constituents’ questions and concerns. Brown is a proven leader, and we need a proven leader in these tough times. Let’s keep the best candidate in office for another term.
Craig Brown is the best choice for Galveston mayor: I desire a mayor with more than just a vision for the city of Galveston. I want one that has experience in negotiating through the intricacies of managing city services. I want a mayor that looks for the solutions that not only provide the city with short-term benefits but those that also look to the resolution to future situations. I want a mayor that always has listened to my concerns, even when he was a city councilman outside my district. I want a mayor that's fair and honest in his dealings and upholds his promises. I want the best for Galveston, and Craig Brown is that man. Reelect Craig Brown for mayor.
Let's keep Craig Brown in office as Galveston mayor: It's a blessing to have Craig Brown as mayor of Galveston. If one looks back in time, one will not find controversy during his many years of public service on the wharves board, park board, other positions of service, as a District 2 councilman, the prolonged first-term mayoral election nor during his current term as mayor. The reason, in my humble opinion, is that Craig Brown is a man of faith, of compassion and of fairness. He's a man that cares deeply about our island. He's a man that listens to and cares about people and our quality of life. He's a true leader that forms a consensus of all stakeholders. He's a man that has a vision as a business person and as a kind, caring human being. Please permit Mayor Craig Brown to continue finding real solutions for real progress. I know he appreciates your support and vote, as do I.
Mayor Brown is more than capable of running Galveston: Mayor Craig Brown’s intelligence, integrity, and extensive experience with Galveston’s diverse aspects enable him to understand and always act in the best interests of its residents. Galveston is not a large city, yet our institutions, history, natural amenities, and challenges rival many larger ones. We're singularly fortunate to have a premier teaching hospital, the University of Texas Medical Branch (since 1891), and Texas’ oldest newspaper, our award-winning The Daily News (since 1842) that still covers local news, as well as that of the world. Galveston also has the distinction as the location of the origin of Juneteenth. Galveston is home to Texas A&M University at Galveston, Galveston College, a major port, numerous historic buildings, museums, galleries, hotels, restaurants, and nature preserves that enrich our lives and those of many tourists, which is why Galveston requires a mayor of the highest caliber. During his tenure as mayor and time on city council and multiple city and governmental committees and boards, Brown has proven to be a true public servant, distinguished leader and consensus builder. Galveston is greater than its population or land mass and demands a mayor equal to the challenge. We're lucky that Craig Brown has agreed to accept it.
Craig Brown will have my vote again in May: Thanks Keri Heath for your story ("Mayor's race proves rematch for two veteran politicians," The Daily News, March 18). As a Master Naturalist and supporter of ecotourism, I was delighted to have my values reflected in the description of Craig Brown’s proposed projects. I've known Brown as “my” representative in District 2 and “my” mayor over the past years. He has always been responsive to voters' needs and I shall vote for him again.
Join me in supporting Craig Brown for Galveston mayor: Recently, I attended a workshop hosted by the Texas Historical Commission. Galveston Mayor Craig Brown opened the session, emphasizing to the large group the importance of preserving our city’s architecture and heritage. It's important to protect and safeguard our city’s history and imperative that our mayor makes this a priority. Craig Brown has been a thoughtful and serious mayor, and city councilman, and he has shown his dedication to preserving our story and beautiful architecture. I will vote for his reelection and I encourage others to do the same, knowing he supports maintaining the city’s commitment to its past. This is just one of his outstanding leadership qualities.
Craig Brown will have my vote for reelection: I recently had the opportunity to visit with Mayor Craig Brown at a social gathering. I was once again impressed with his enthusiasm for taking care of our city, and with his knowledge of what's going right, what needs improvement and what the future may bring our way. His years as a councilman and as mayor have brought continued improvement across our city. I believe we should reelect Mayor Brown.
It's a no-brainer to vote for Craig Brown for mayor: When we moved here in 2015, we knew only two people. We then bought a house in the San Jacinto neighborhood. We soon met Dr. Craig Brown, who was then our city councilman. Whenever we had a problem, he was there to guide us through to the solution. He has done the same, for all of Galveston, as our mayor. I'm proud to vote to reelect Mayor Craig Brown, a man for all the people of Galveston.
I always intended to vote for Craig Brown for mayor because in the six years he's been my City Council member, he's been immediately responsive to all of my inquiries on a myriad of topics. I've observed him to be a thoughtful member of the Council, always attentive at meetings, and well-versed on all sides of different issues. Had I had any doubts about voting for Craig, they would have been put to rest after his actions as Mayor Pro-Tem during Galveston's recent hurricane scare. He made a difficult call early enough for Galveston's citizens to make decisions about how to best protect their property and their families and worked round-the-clock during this emergency. He acquitted himself well on national newscasts - I was proud to have him represent my city. So now, having seen Craig at work as mayor under exceptionally difficult circumstances, we can all vote for him with assurance.
"He’s got my vote. He’s always been responsive and listens to his constituents. Craig will make an excellent mayor and continue Galveston’s successful path forward."
When two dilapidated crack houses near my home continued to be a problem, one call to Craig Brown and the whole situation was fixed. He had crews over there immediately, and within several months the houses were sold and added to the tax rolls after they were remodeled. He knows how to get things done.
Craig Brown has been my City Councilman since we bought our house in 2011. He brainstormed with my son regarding his Eagle scout project, he showed up at the beach on a Saturday morning to help our Adopt-a-Beach group pick up garbage, and he has responded to me whenever I had a concern whether or not he could solve my issue. I don’t know of a person with more integrity to serve as our city’s Mayor.
We STRONGLY support Craig’s candidacy for Mayor and encourage the same. Galveston is rapidly moving forward, and we need a steady hand, with vast experience, to lead our community into this new decade. Most of all, we need a person that can balance the interests of Galveston residents with future economic development to maintain and improve our quality of life.
We were tenants of Craig and Angela Brown for many years, when they owned the Pix building. You can tell a lot about someone by how they act as a landlord, and I deeply respect and admire how the Browns have conducted themselves both personally and professionally. They have dedicated their recent lives to bettering Galveston. I’ve thought for years that I wished Craig would run for mayor as I watched him as a City Council member. He continually displays his integrity as a public servant, and I will be proud to cast a vote for him!
"I’d always believed government was something far removed from me. All of that changed when I got to know Craig Brown. When I had problems concerning our city, I turned to him as my councilman. He always listened, and even more importantly, he always took action to remedy the issues whenever it was in his power to do so. I soon realized there were countless others in his district and in our city that were benefiting from the same attention he’d given me.
I try to stay neutral and keep my opinions to myself when it comes to politics, but this is one person with a passion for Galveston and its people that I want you all to know about. Craig Brown is someone in our community that has given back countless and selfless hours, owned a business, and lived in our community for years. He understands our city and listens to its needs from the people.
"Just want to say thank you Craig for the wonderful job you do for no salary at all."
"Craig Brown is the voice of reason."