Posted: 03/08/2011 12:36:24 PM MST
Sonia Brown, who with her husband Pastor Tom Brown led a fight against offering health benefits to domestic partners of city employees, will run for city representative in District 5, she announced today.
She will file the proper documents today or tomorrow, she said.
Sonia Brown is the associate pastor for Word of Life Church.
Sonia Brown helped lead the passing of the traditional family ordinance that would have denied benefits for gays and unmarried partners of city employees last year.
A ballot initiative passed but a lawsuit challenging it was filed and a federal judge ordered the city to preserve the health benefits for gay and unmarried partners for city employees and 200 others.
"I decided to run because I don't like the way city council has been doing," Brown said, "They have dishonored our values and continue to practice big brother government."
If elected, Sonia Brown would like to introduce a voter's right amendment to the council.
The amendment would ensure the city council will not undo the vote of the people on city ordinance.
Other issues on her platform include improving and completing the downtown renovation projects, building a tourist park paid for by private businesses, expediting the Loop 375 project and lowering taxes.
The current council member in District 5 is Rachel Quintana, who announced she will not seek election. District 5 is primarily on the East Side.
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