Darren at the age of three with his parents and sisters.
I was born in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania on February 7, 1980 as the only son of Ron & Tauna Brown. My father worked in the family business of C. Earl Brown trucking before starting his own business of Business Telephone Service and my mother was a nurse at the hospital. I was also the youngest child with three older sisters (Ashley, Meg, and Brooke). All four of us attended Mary B. Sharpe Elementary School and continued on through the Chambersburg Area School District. I graduated from CASHS in 1999 and worked for my father for a short time.
Darren and Christy
In 2000 I attended a missionary training school in Colorado called Youth With A Mission - Denver. A group of us from the school went on a short term missions trip to the African nation of Gambia where we worked on service projects. After returning to Chambersburg, I resumed working locally and also met a beautiful young woman named Christy Spielman. We were engaged in 2002 and married in 2003.
In 2004 I joined the United States Army where I worked as a wheeled mechanic. Christy & I were stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY where I was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division. However most of my time in that
Darren on his first tour of duty in Iraq prior to deployment in Afghanistan with the 101st airborne.
unit was spent overseas where I was deployed to Iraq for 11 months (2005-2006) and Afghanistan for 13 months (2008-2009). Upon returning from Afghanistan, I was honorably discharged from the Army and returned to Chambersburg where Christy & I resumed working locally and then bought a house in town.
Shippensburg University full-time where I currently major in political science while also working part-time in Chambersburg. In 2011 I began
listening to a U.S. Congressman named Ron Paul who was running for President. He proclaimed a message of liberty and
"When elected I will bring with me to this office a constitutional focus on limited government that yields the maximum amount of liberty while still retaining law & order."
constitutionality that I never heard from a politician. I fully supported Ron Paul for President in 2012 and, even thought he did not win the Republican nomination, his 24-year long fight for liberty in Congress inspired me to run for local office. So here I am running for Mayor of Chambersburg.
When elected I will bring with me to this office a constitutional focus on limited government that yields the maximum amount of liberty while still retaining law & order. Additionally a limited government will reduce government costs and thus reduce the need for raising taxes.
My plan as Mayor of Chambersburg will be founded on three principles; efficiency, transparency, and charity.