Bruce J. Brandt

Name: Bruce J. Brandt

Age: 63

Birth place: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

How long have you lived in Huntington Beach? Since 1972

Occupation: California Licensed Professional Engineering / currently as an aerospace executive with MDA Information Systems Inc.

Education: bachelors in eechanical engineering from University of Wisconsin, master's degree in business administration from Cal State Long Beach; graduate engineering studies at USC and Cal State Fullerton, executive management from Cal Tech

Previously elected or appointed positions: Homeowners Board of Directors and past homeowners association president

Community organizations you belong to: Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce, Huntington Beach Tomorrow, volunteer for the Therapeutic Riding Center, VIP sports for special needs individuals, coach and sponsor

What do you think are the biggest issues facing Huntington Beach right now? Balancing our city budget

What is one decision in the last year the City Council got right and why would you have supported it? Saving the historic downtown library areas

What is one decision in the last year the City Council got wrong, or partially wrong, and why would you have voted differently? Wrong to appeal the ruling on the senior center, as I said in my 2008 campaign, the original deal to swap open park space for Pacific City development to the senior center build in Huntington Central Park was wrong from the beginning. We need a new senior center, but it must be done properly, by competitive bids and not some deals associated with other projects.

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