Commissioner Dean Browning has been called a lot of things over the past several months. But, smart is not one of them. He was the deciding vote for the 16% tax increase back in October. Perhaps in hind site, he may have been wise, to find a compromise when voting for the budget. But, he didn't even try. He took a stand against his fellow Republicans and the Public in general. Now he is spending a good deal of money to try and convince people the he is a Conservative. This is seven months late and 16% short. I personally like Dean, most of the time, and we agree on a few issues and disagree on several others. After attending, almost all, the Commissioners meetings for almost 2 years, I would not call Dean a Conservative.
In my opinion he is what some would describe as a "fence walker". He plays on both teams and is hoping for a political future beyond County Commissioner. One thing everyone should know by now, He is a establishment Republican and a far cry from a Conservative.