Christopher Isaac Brown, a native son of Los Angeles, is the latest in a new generation of leadership set to transform Los Angeles County into its 21st Century potential. Brown is an American politician and entrepreneur in the State of California. In November 2013, he became the first African American mayor of Hawthorne, California. Brown took the gavel and was inaugurated on December 5th, 2013.
Raised in local public schools, Brown received his Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology from National University and studied Real Estate Securities & Investment Analysis at Allied Real Estate School. Brown began his professional career in the technology industry and has brought that spirit of innovation into all his endeavors. Brown was the youngest Account Executive in the nation for Nextel Communication and he found his leadership role also befitting at AT&T Wireless. As a successful small business owner, Brown most recently operated a business to help homeowner’s manage their assets.
Brown was elected to serve as a delegate for President Barack Obama at the 2012 Democratic National Convention and has served as the Los Angeles County Regional Director for the California Young Democrats along with serving on the Board of the Westchester Democratic Club.
As Mayor, Brown will fulfill his commitment as a candidate and work with the Hawthorne City Council to establish citywide ethics guidelines and form an independent ethics commission to ensure that Hawthorne’s elected officials are held to the highest standards of conduct while in office. Brown will establish the ‘Mayor’s Business Roundtable’, which will meet regularly to engage leaders in Hawthorne’s business community to foster innovation, create jobs and increase business and investment opportunities throughout the city. Brown will increase economic development in Hawthorne by bringing dining and entertainment businesses to the city. Rebuilding the Hawthorne Mall is one of Brown’s largest plans for the city. He recognizes the importance of restructuring Downtown Hawthorne to make it an attractable hub for businesses and the community. Brown will also pursue an agenda to increase public safety and improve public access to parks while protecting Hawthorne’s fiscal health.
Brown and his wife Hedako, an educator, are the proud parents of a three-year-old son and are expecting their second child in early 2014.