DeKalb Sheriff Tom Brown officially announced yesterday that he will be challenging Johnson in the Democratic primary next May, as he undertook a four-stop kickoff tour throughout the district.
"I want to be a part of shaping the agenda and moving things forward." said Brown at a stop in Conyers. “I want my name at the top of the legislation, because I want to be the one crafting it. And I don’t see a strong voice in the present representative.”
Johnson has been a repeated joke in many circles for his occasionally mystifying use of language and odd position in the House and on the campaign trail. The most famous of these would be a question asking if there was concern the island of Guam might "tip over" if too many American troops were stationed on the island.
Brown has set up a Facebook page for his campaign, whose website can be found here. He started as a firefighter and at 31, in 1985, was named Fire Chief for DeKalb County.He has served as sheriff since 2001.