Corrine Brown's name may be taken off building, report says

Regional Transit System office was named for former Congresswoman in 2014

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -  

Convicted former Congresswoman Corrine Brown's name may be taken off a building in Gainesville.

WUFT reported that the city commission is considering removing Brown's name after she was found guilty on 18 of 22 federal charges. The Regional Transit System's office was named for Brown in 2014. At the time, Brown's district included parts of Alachua County

City spokesman Chip Skinner said "due to her due diligence and getting the funding to build this wonderful new facility that will be here for the next 40 years, they decided to name the facility after her,” Skinner told WUFT. "The City Commission is aware of the court findings last week, and we are awaiting direction from them on the facility name.”

According to WUFT, the idea of naming the building for Brown emerged during a July 2014 city commission meeting.

 

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