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BBON Q&A with 2014 Brea City Council Candidate Brett Murdock

3 years ago by in ( City Guide , Old/New , Uncategorized , Welcome to Brea )
Q&A by Carolyn Campbell

    As in the case of the 2012 City Council election, we are conducting another candidate Q&A to provide residents with detailed information about the 2014 Brea City Council office seekers. In an effort to help voters make an informed decision - we posed seven questions including two-part questions to five candidates, and one incumbent, who are vying for three Brea City Council seats.

      Incumbent: Brett Murdock

        New candidates: Steven Vargas, Cecilia Hupp, Glenn Parker, Michael Kim and Marc Harris.

          With the exception of Marc Harris, their responses are published in the order received.

            And finally, their email and/or website address is included, should you want to comment.

            Brett Murdock


              BBON: Please tell us your background and/or experience?

                Brett: I have lived in Brea for 37 years and attended Arovista Elementary, Country Hills Elementary, the Brea Junior High, and graduated from the Brea High School. I have a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and Political Science from UC San Diego and a Juris Doctorate degree from Chapman School of Law. My law practice is here in Brea and I’ve been a small business owner for over 18 years. I was elected to the Brea City Council in November of 2010 and elected Mayor in 2013. I currently represent Brea as the Chair of the Orange County Council of Governments, Chair of the Orange County Waste Management Commission, President of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities, Chair of the Operations Committee of the Orange County Sanitation District, and Regional councilmember of the Southern California Association of Governments.

                  BBON: People flock to Brea for many reasons. What attracted you to Brea?

                    Brett: I moved here when I was four years old. Brea is a community that has given me so much through great schools, boy scouts, youth sports - the list goes on and on. That same sense of community is the reason why I’ve chosen to make a life here with my wife Roni and son Henry.

                      BBON: What motivated you to run for this position? What do you want to see change?

                        Brett: Brea has given me a lot as a child growing up here and I want to give back. Brea has created a reputation as being one of the best cities around I want to continue the visionary and forward thinking that has made us the envy of so many.

                          BBON: What sets you apart from the other candidates? And do you share similar views with the other candidates?

                            Brett: I have been on the Brea City Council since 2010 and Mayor since December of 2013. I also currently represent Brea as the Chair of the Orange County Council of Governments, Chair of the Orange County Waste Management Commission, President of the Orange County Division of the League of California Cities, Chair of the Operations Committee of the Orange County Sanitation District, and Regional councilmember of the Southern California Association of Governments. This experience as a leader in government has given me the tools to help keep Brea moving forward.

                              BBON: What is the first ordinance you will bring forward on council?

                                Brett: I have been working very hard to bring the City Council and the School District together to revitalize the Lagos de Moreno Park at Laurel Elementary School. I hope this will be one of the first things we can accomplish together as a community in the new year.

                                  BBON: We are approaching our centennial year in 2017, what do you see as the city’s most significant accomplishments?

                                    Brett: Brea’s focus on a balanced and vibrant economy over the last 40 years by bringing the Mall to Brea, redeveloping the downtown, and encouraging smart growth has been the cornerstone of Brea’s success. This is the reason why Brea has such great community amenities, excellent schools, and superior public services.

                                      My wife is Roni - short for Veronica. My son is Henry - but if you ask him his name, he calls himself "Hank."

                                      BBON: What accomplishments are you proudest of?

                                        Brett: I convinced my amazing wife Roni to marry me and then we had the greatest little boy Henry. We are so lucky to live in this beautiful city.

                                          BrettM@cityofbrea.net
Author :

"Thank you" for visiting Beautiful Brea Old & New (BBON). First & foremost, I am a proud mother & wife. I am also a well-rounded independent contractor. But you can call me an enthusiastic cheerleader, supporting wholeheartedly the City of Brea --a charming town with character & innovation, turning 100 years old in 2017!

  • Carolyn Campbell

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