Kimberlin Brown Runs for Congress, Asks for Repeal of California Gas Tax image

A soap opera actress willing to leave her career behind.

Updated on December 18: Kimberlin Brown has posted a video to support a repeal of California's Gas Tax and stated, "We need to repeal the California Gas Tax! We are over taxed, we are overburdened and I'm doing something about it now." On November 1, California's excise gas tax increased 12 cents per gallon to 41.7 cents. It increased from 20 cents per gallon to 36 cents for diesel fuel with the sales tax rising from 9 percent to 13 percent (plus local taxes).

On October 10 Soaps.com learned that “The Bold and the Beautiful” actress, Kimberlin Brown, who plays the iconic villainess Sheila Carter, plans to run for congress in California’s 36th district. Brown, who spoke at the Republican National Convention last August as a representative of California’s Businesswomen for Trump, took to social media to announce her decision to run for office. On her campaign website, Kimberlin for Congress, Brown seeks donations, and shares this statement, “For the first time in the history of our great country, we are not leaving something better behind for our youth. Though I’d be walking away from a very lucrative business and career, it’s a move I’m willing to make, to make a difference. I’m not looking to be a career politician. I will get out when I’m no longer effective.”

Brown, who lives in Palm Springs with her husband, Gary, “strongly believes that the district has not been effectively represented and that her diverse track record of successes will enable her to be a principled and effective, results driven leader in Congress,” according to her campaign site.

The idea of Kimberlin Brown walking away from acting may not be happy news for fans of Sheila, who is currently entertaining viewers in a front burner storyline that involves the infamous schemer working with a new ally, Mateo (Francisco San Martin), to break up the marriage of Quinn (Rena Sofer) and Eric Forrester (John McCook) in hopes of reuniting with her former husband. Brown’s unexpected return to B&B in June was a huge hit with soap fans who had watched her character wreak havoc on both “B&B” and sister soap, “The Young and the Restless,” off and on since 1990.

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