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Spartanburg County has a robust work force readily available to businesses looking to locate or expand in the area. The available labor force is approximately 134,000, with other statistics pointing to an even greater number of workers available, including the skilled and underemployed.
As Chairman of The Spartanburg County Council Public Safety Committee, Michaek has worked hard to delivery of a comprehensive and integrated safety and security programs, in partnership with the community that the county serves.
Michael believes every student deserves a high-quality education that prepares him or her for the new economy. He sponsored resolutions to bring Spartanburg Community College downtown, bringing new manufacturing technology and training for teachers, students, and workers in our county.
We all know that we need to grow our economy, and Michael has been working to do just that. As a member of the Spartanburg County Council Economic Development Committee, Michael has voted over a billion dollars in business development in Spartanburg County. The result is create jobs and growth of the local economy.
As a member of Spartanburg County Council Judiciary Committee Michael continues to protect our Constitution, our freedoms, and our right to privacy. He works everyday to ensure that every American receives equal protection under the law.

"Service is Sovereignty is my motto"

Vice Chairman Michael Brown is a forceful and progressive voice in Spartanburg County Council, dedicated to social and economic justice, public safety, and civil and human rights.

First elected in 2008 to represent Spartanburg County District One, the Democratic lawmaker has established a reputation for principled and independent stands, unafraid to take on the tough issues and speak his mind for his constituents. As a lawyer by profession, being an advocate for people in dealing with the equal justice has been a priority. [..] Connect on Facebook

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"The Constitution is my guide
and the pursuit of libery and justice for all my goal"

We should recognize those individuals, who through their exemplary efforts, have provided valuable contributions to enhancing the quality of life for the citizens of District One in Spartanburg County.

Michael’s desire to serve the public was nurtured through leadership programs such as Leadership Spartanburg (2005 Graduate) and Leadership South Carolina (2008 Graduate and Board of Trustees Program Chair). Michael is also a member of a number of local, state, and national bar associations. He is the past President of the South Carolina Black Lawyers Association, President of the Donald James Sampson Bar Association (a National Bar Association Affiliate Chapter), Member of the American Bar Association Advisory Panel, served regionally as a Past District Justice (District XXV-South Carolina and North Carolina) for the Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity and is the immediate past Chair of the Minority Caucus of the American Association of Justice (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association). He is a Fellow and Board Trustee (ex-officio) of the Pound Civil Justice Institute and serves on the national board of the Civil Justice Foundation.

He is a product of Spartanburg, South Carolina and a graduate of Dorman High School. Michael received his B.A. in Political Science from Alabama A&M University, his Master of Public Administration degree from The Ohio State University and his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

The Community Leadership Forum (CLF) was organized by Michael as a vehicle for nurturing the leadership development of young African American leaders (with an emphasis on males) in the areas of public policy, community development, and law. CLF recognizes that to whom much is given, much is required and it promotes the need for committed public service to the youth of its programs. The forum also promotes the empowerment of the community by hosting educational programs that address pressing, contemporary issues that impact us all.