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Milestone birthday celebration doubles as campaign party for City Controller candidate

Milestone birthday celebration doubles as campaign party for candidate

Chris Brown 40th Birthday Chris Brown, Divya Brown, Joaquin Castro
Chris Brown, Divya Brown, Joaquin Castro. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Elena Giralt, Rolando Paz and Andrea Gallagher
Elena Giralt, Rolando Paz, Andrea Gallagher. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Hoyt Brown, Vimla and Ajit Paralkar
Hoyt Brown, Vimla Paralkar, Ajit Paralkar. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Controller Ronald Green and Keir Murray
City Controller Ronald Green, Keir Murray. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Janae and Kenneth Tsai
Janae Tsai, Kenneth Tsai. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Katherine and Mark Yzaguirre
Mark Yzaguirre, Katherine Yzaguirre. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Valerie Dieterich and Ishwaria Subbiah
Valerie Dieterich, Ishwaria Subbiah. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Asha Dhume and Sujata Anand
Asha Dhume, Sujata Anand. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Allison Griest and Francis Lim
Allison Griest, Francis Lim. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Carolyn Starry LeBlanc and Jared LeBlanc
Carolyn Starry LeBlanc, Jared LeBlanc. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Kathryn Moore, Jimmy and Carolyn Robertson
Kathryn Moore , Jimmy Robertson, Carolyn Robertson. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Emmelie Kopp and James Bell
Emmelie Kopp, James Bell. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Stefan Penunuri and Brian Mcculloch
Stefan Penunuri, Brian McCulloch. Photo by Andre Humphery
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Chris Brown, Divya Brown, Joaquin Castro
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Elena Giralt, Rolando Paz and Andrea Gallagher
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Hoyt Brown, Vimla and Ajit Paralkar
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Controller Ronald Green and Keir Murray
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Janae and Kenneth Tsai
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Katherine and Mark Yzaguirre
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Valerie Dieterich and Ishwaria Subbiah
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Asha Dhume and Sujata Anand
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Allison Griest and Francis Lim
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Carolyn Starry LeBlanc and Jared LeBlanc
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Kathryn Moore, Jimmy and Carolyn Robertson
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Emmelie Kopp and James Bell
Chris Brown 40th Birthday Stefan Penunuri and Brian Mcculloch

L'Olivier was packed with a who's who cross-section of Houston notables when Chris Brown took over for an early evening 40th birthday celebration that doubled as a campaign party in his bid for City Controller. 

The party was hosted by Peter Brown, the candidate's father and former City Council member, and by New Leaders Texas, a statewide network committed to nurturing and promoting the next generation of high-caliber Texas leaders. As might have been expected, loads of praise were heaped on the chief deputy City Controller, not the least of which came from surprise guest San Antonio Congressman Joaquin Castro.

Political veterans in the mix included out-going City Controller Ron Green (Brown's boss) and strategist Robert Miller. Brown's campaign treasurer Jimmy Robertson and wife Carolyn and Brown's campaign manager Carlos Paz Jr. offered birthday wishes and encouraged support of the candidate. And, of course, the birthday boy's wife, Divya Brown, carried the torch as well.

The Brown-friendly crowd included Scott Atlas, Kristy Bradshaw, Janae and Kenneth Tsai, Brian Stansbury, Danny David, Caroline Starry LeBlanc and Jared LeBlanc, Andrea Gallagher, Claire Cormier-Thielke and Rick Thielke, and Stacy and John Andell.