Biography-Born October 30, 1962 in Paterson, NJ, Chauncey I. Brown III, MBM, has proudly called the City of Paterson his home for 59 years. During the past decades, Chauncey has had an important relationship with the Public Schools and other institutions of this great city. As a child, Chauncey played little league Baseball and Football and attended Paterson Public School #26, Became a Life Scout @ age of 16, which is the second highest honor in the USA Boys Scouts of America to Eagle Scout. Chauncey entered freshman year at Paterson Catholic HS excelling in 4 sports football, baseball, basketball and track. Chauncey was a four letter man at Paterson Catholic High School, lettering in football, basketball, baseball and track. Chauncey also was named all area football player in Passiac County in 1978. Chauncey transferred to John F. Kennedy HS in 1979, played football, baseball, graduated in 1980 and went on to attend college. Chauncey played semi-pro baseball for 2 years for the Englewood Black Sox.
Following graduation, Chauncey was first appointed to the Paterson Board of Recreation in 1982 by Mayor Frank Graves. He was re-appointed for numerous terms by Mayors Graves, Pascrell, and Barnes until 1999. Beginning in 1994, Chauncey proudly presided over the Board of Recreation as President, remaining in that capacity for 5 years until his term ended 1999 after 17 years of service.
In 1986 Chauncey formed his first company CB Landscaping Inc. CB Landscaping Inc. provided lawn maintenance & Landscape Design to its clients until 2012. CB Landscaping Inc. is now operating as Brown Construction Group. In 2005, Chauncey formed The Brown Consulting Group, LLC as Managing Member, providing Educational, Public Safety, Political and Business consulting services. In 2008 Chauncey formed the Brown Financial Group, providing debt relief, credit counseling and bookkeeping services. In 2015 Chauncey collaborated with his son Gordon I. Brown who is a Rutgers Entrepreneur Business student studying Banking, Finance to form The BROWN Group NY Corporation. The TBGNY is the parent company for The Brown Consulting, Brown Financial and Brown Construction formerly known as CB Landscaping Inc., providing Professional and Business Services to our clients. Chauncey now serves as The BROWN GROUP New York Corporation Managing Partner and Principal Consultant. Chauncey has been providing Pro Bono work for the past several years to individuals and small companies.
Chauncey has contributed to the well-being of Paterson and the safety of its residents as a Professional Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician being sworn in May 1991 to the Paterson Fire Department. In 2003, Mayor Jose Torres appointed Chauncey as Deputy Coordinator of Office of Emergency Management. Chauncey served in that capacity for a 3-year term. As OEM Deputy Coordinator, Chauncey was responsible for maintaining emergency action plans as well as conducting emergency operations drills for all departments and agencies in the city of Paterson. In 2005 Chauncey was promoted the 4th African American and 2nd Native American Indian in Paterson Fire Department (91) year history as Fire Captain until his retirement in 2011. Chauncey served as Commander of Emergency Medical Services, Communications and a Line Officer. *Captain Chauncey I. Brown III is a 911 Ground Zero Survivor.
Chauncey has truly shown his commitment in the realm of recreation and public safety. Having received a certificate in Public Policy & Public Schools 1986 from Thomas Edison College, now called Thomas Edison State University. Chauncey was first elected to the Paterson School Board in 2002. But he did not stop there in his efforts to help Paterson Schools thrive. Chauncey has represented Paterson Public Schools on the Federal, State and County Levels with the New Jersey School Board Association (NJSBA). Chauncey became a Certificated Board Member with the NJSBA in 2005, and has completed the NJSBA-Certificated Master Board Member (MBM) Program. Chauncey is the 1st Certificated Board Member and Certificated Master Board Member in the City of Paterson Board of Education history.
In April 2004 the board elected Chauncey Vice-President to serve a 1 year term 2004-2005. The citizens of Paterson re-elected Chauncey for a second three-year term on April 19, 2005. One week later, Chauncey's fellow Board Members elected him to serve as Board President for 1 term 2005-2006. Chauncey has numerous and impressive achievements since joining the Paterson Board Education. He is a member of the Legislative Committee for NJSBA representing the 35th District, a member of the NJSBA Delegate Assembly, an alternate to NJSBA Sub-Resolution Committee, a delegate to the National School Board Association Federal Relations Network, and 2nd Vice-President to the Passaic County School Board Association. Chauncey has also served as Chairman of Discipline and Safety, Chairman of Personnel, Chairman of Public Safety, Chairman of Policy, and member of both the Fiscal and Board Development Committees.
Chauncey commitment to children and education and the people of the City of Paterson didn't stop here. In 2005 Chauncey ran unsuccessfully as a GOP candidate in the NJ 35th Assembly District. In 2007 Chauncey received the Republican nomination to run for the NJ State General Assembly representing the 35th District New Jersey. Although Chauncey received almost 8,000 votes which represented 22% of the votes cast Chauncey lost the election in the heavily Democratic district.
In 2006 in my 2nd term as a Commissioner on the Paterson Board of Education, I made a mistake that will forever changed my life. My lapse of judgement as a result of my alcohol and drug addiction allowed me to succumb to the temptation of accepting bribes. Unbeknownst to me, I was part of an FBI operation called “Operation Broken Boards”, and my single mistake would land me in federal prison. During my incarceration, I lost my arrogance and gained humility. I understand that anyone can make a mistake in life and be transformed by it. I understand that good people make bad decisions and should not pay for it the rest of their life.
In 2008 Chauncey was convicted of accepting bribes and sentence to 21 months at Lewisburg Penitentiary in Pennsylvania that stemmed from a “lapse in judgment” caused by his alcohol, drug addiction and PTSD. While at Lewisburg Chauncey engaged in a aggressive drug rehabilitation program as well religious counseling, religious services and religious groups meetings. Chauncey worked at night on the compound at the power house or call "The Big House" that was written in bold letters across the back wall of the plant. The power house supplied power to the whole compound. Chauncey read meters at night monitoring electric, gas, water pumps and boilers. During the day Chauncey also spent most of his time in the library reading the bible and learning about current events as they related to international and America politics and the financial sector.
In 2011 Chauncey was released from prison and began to serve a 3 year parole. During Chauncey release from prison he struggled with the transition from prison back into society. Chauncey volunteered to enter into out-patient rehabilitation and counseling. During that time Chauncey relapsed and enter into a in-patient rehabilitation facility for 30 days. Upon Chauncey's release from in-patient care, Chauncey entered into a out-patient program for 6 months. Chauncey began attending AA and NA meetings for serval years to listen and share his experiences. Chauncey learned that the only way he could battle his addiction is relying on his high power. This is were Chauncey began reading and studying the Bible more to search for answers of his purpose in life.
As a result on my past struggles with addiction, homelessness, and reentry to the public after spending time in prison. Brown stated: “Every resident in Paterson faces the harsh effects of drugs every day. Whether through the rampant crime plaguing our city, the gun violence in trafficking areas, or family members suffering from addiction, everyone is affected." Chauncey life started to evolve and unfold in a manner that only his father Elohim (G-D) could make happen. As Chauncey became more spiritually aware his duty to serve his community and help others like himself to survive and thrive began Chauncey top priority.
Now I have the opportunity to pay it forward, from my lessons learned in 2019 I founded and formed Ex-Offenders Helping People Help Others which is a non-profit organization helping ex-felons transition back into society.
Chauncey Isaiah Brown III aka Brother Isaiah Ben-Judah or in Hebrew Yeshaʿyahu Ben-Yehudah is a avid student of Hebrew, Aramaic, Judaism and Egyptian history. In 2013 Chauncey attended Hebrew University and studied Hebrew/Aramaic Language and Literature. Chauncey embarked on one of the biggest decisions in his life and turned is life over and submitted himself to El Elyon (The Most High G-d) and converted to Judaism in 2015 and found a home to help Chauncey reach his fullest spiritual potential.
Chauncey's desire for politics and to give back to his community led him to run for Passiac County Republican County Committeeman as a Republican on June 2, 2015. Chauncey was elected to the Passaic County Regular Republican Organization as a GOP County Committeeman Representing the City of Paterson Largest voting district-3rd Ward 11th District. On June 8, 2015 Chauncey was elected by his colleagues of the Paterson Regular Republican Organization as GOP Municipal Vice-Chairman.
In December of 2017 Chauncey decided to run for Mayor of Paterson, New Jersey because there was to many issues the residents of Paterson were facing and they needed a voice. In discussing his run for mayor with reporter from the Paterson Times, Chauncey I. Brown III said his criminal conviction and subsequent 21 months in prison stemmed from a “lapse in judgment” caused by his drug addiction. He asserted that his experiences on the city’s streets, including homelessness and unemployment, provided him with a better understanding of the problems afflicting Paterson.
“I expect my opponents will use that against me,” Brown said of his conviction Monday. “If that’s all they got, God bless them.”
In 2018 3 months before the election Chauncey had to drop out of the race because his late mother Betty J. Brown was diagnosed with staged 4 breast cancer. Chauncey's mother passed away on May 27th, 2018.
Chauncey had a strong desire to continue to engage in public policy and community service by raising awareness on the many issues that are facing our community. Chauncey launched his first BlogTalkRadio Show in Paterson, NJ called Paterson On The Web BlogTalkRadio Show to talk about crime, education, recreation, high taxes, politics and other issues that has plagued the city Chauncey grew up in.
In 2019 Chauncey looking at the national political landscape and not happy with how politicians and the mainstream media was treating America, Chauncey launched Conservative Talk Radio Show to discuss these national issues with US Senate and US Congressional candidates running in the 2020 general elections to raise the level of consciousness with the America people.
Currently Chauncey is a national political commentator/patriot podcast host on The CHAUNCEY Show & America FIRST Patriot Podcast /news correspondent at National News Media Group, LLC. and prinicipal consultant at BROWN Public Affairs located in the SoHo section of New York.
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