Stephen K. Brown II, Chairman
Stephen Brown’s career spans well over 10 years of legislative, political, grassroots, and media advocacy experience.
He began his career as an aide to then-Houston City Councilman John Peavy. He later worked at The White House as an intern in the Legislative Affairs Office where he helped that division in their efforts to advance President Clinton’s congressional priorities.
After moving back to Houston, he joined the staff of U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee before accepting a position as budget analyst for House Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Sylvester Turner in Austin, TX. Soon after the 76th Legislative Session, he accepted a fellowship to attend graduate school at the University of New Orleans where he studied urban and minority politics.
In September 2003, he joined the American Heart Association – Texas Affiliate as its Vice President of Public Advocacy. There, he guided AHA through one of its best legislative sessions.
As a result of that success, Stephen later launched Capitol Assets, A Full Service Public Affairs firm, which specializes in lobbying, issue campaigns and public relations. In that role he was involved in a statewide public education and lobbying efforts on behalf of the American Heart Association to secure support for pending childhood obesity and anti-smoking legislation. He also represented Houston METRO at the State Capitol and served as the public affairs strategist to the CEOs of the Houston, Dallas and Austin branches of the National Urban League (NUL).
In March 2010, Stephen was elected the Chairman of the Fort Bend County Democratic Party, where he’s leading the effort to rebuild the party’s infrastructure and grow its base of support.
Stephen serves on the Missouri City Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone #3, and is a member of the Xi Kappa Lambda chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, Fraternity Inc.
He is the husband of Monique Mathis Brown and proud father of Stephen III and Mathis.
Carlos A. Garcia, Secretary
Political/Local Government Experience
• 1974-77 Southwest Voter Registration Program – Duties were to register voters by block walking and phone calls.
• 1985-2007 – Participated in numerous City of Rosenberg committees
• 1998-2008 – Involved in many different roles in countywide, statewide, and national elections.
• 2010-May Made an unsuccessful bid for the position of Commissioner, City of Richmond.
Community Service & Involvement
• Rosenberg-Richmond Chamber of Commerce, Board of Directors
• Rosenberg Development Corporation, Board of Directors
• Fort Bend Hispanic Heritage Forum, Member
• Fort Bend Leadership Program, Graduate and Alumni
• Fort Bend Grand Jury – member
• LCISD – PTO President, Parent and Volunteer
• Rose-Rich Softball coach – Parent and Volunteer
• YMCA Baseball coach, Parent and Volunteer
• City of Richmond – National Night Out Host
• Small business owner C& J Audio Inc. – President
• 25 Years retail industry
• Independent insurance agent.