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Brad Barber, Candidate for L.N. City Council

Long time resident says he understands the needs of the diverse citizens of Laguna Niguel.

Editor's Note: This information has been collected directly from council candidates to give readers more information about them. There are five candidates in Laguna Niguel, each will be featured in alphabetical order of the next few days.

General Information

Name : Mr. Brad Barber
Age : 41
Place of residence : Laguna Niguel

Education

College

Attended college : Yes
College : BYU
Degree : BA in Economics
Year of graduation : 1996

Grad school

University : National University
Degree : Educational Best Practices
Year of graduation : 2007

Employment Information

Political Information

Party affiliation : Other
Party affiliation : City Council is a Non-Partison Office
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: Laguna Niguel City Council
Chamber/district: Laguna Niguel
Incumbent: No

Party HQ

Address
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677

Campaign Manager

Name : Brad Barber
Title : Candidate

URLs

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BradBarberLagunaNiguelCityCouncil

Other facts

I am a life long resident of Laguna Niguel. I have lived at all stages of life in this town. I lived for 18 great years under my parents room, then rented a room in college, rented apartments and eventually became a homeowner. I understand the needs of the diverse citizens in Laguna Niguel. I have a beautiful wife and four amazing children. We are very active in local sports teams and youth groups. We love spending time at our local parks and beaches. I have been blessed with so much by living in this town. I pledge to preserve the great family atmosphere, as well as the fiscal controls that have kept Laguna Niguel thriving since its inception as a city in 1989. Vote Brad Barber for Laguna Niguel City Council.

Leonard Kinkade November 01, 2012 at 04:41 AM
Cheryl, I think using the term "clueless" is somewhat harsh! How about the term “concerned”, like many of us who live in Laguna Niguel. Every day we see the traffic continue to build up at I-5 and the Crown Valley and wonder if we are just helping the City of Mission Viejo with their traffic problems?. Your familiarity with this project makes one wonder if you have some monetary concern with this project! I have been trying to decide whom to vote for in this upcoming election and after reading your comment I think the Gateway Project might need to see the full light of day. Thus, I guess to do that I will have to vote for Brad Barber so some light gets shed on this project!
Brad Barber November 02, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Cheryl, I commend some of the other candidates who have volunteered time in city government. I have volunteered in many other positions in the community as a Boy Scout leader, soccer coach and youth leader in church. I am also extremely busy in running business(s). My business experience is such that does not include associations with the local chamber of commerce, board of realtors etc. I take offense that of your accusation of my lack of volunteering in this city. There are many ways to serve in a community. I have read the specific gateway plan. You are correct that it does spell out a wide variety of "improvements". I, and most people I have talked with, are suspect that the first two projects approved are high rise condos. I know the intentions are to enhance the city and I want to ensure that happens as a life long resident of this city. Having the same group of people that have been working on this plan for the past 10 years requires a "fresh look" to make sure the folks have a say. This is one of the reasons the Orange County Register endorsed me. Hope to meet your smiling face some day. I was aware of the event Friday afternoon, but as I had a conflict in my schedule that did not allow me to be in attendance. There are nearly 50,000 people in Laguna Niguel and I realize that I may not capture the vote of those in attendance.
Brad Barber November 02, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Thanks Leonard. Your sentiment is the same as nearly all I have spoken to. In contrast, the attitude of Cheryl is similar to most of the people I have spoken to in our local government. They only think the voice is valid if they have spent their time within the halls of city hall or around the various clubs and associations. We need representation from those groups but NOT the whole group ! This is why we have elections so the people choose who they feel best represents them. It is interesting talking with the employees of the city. They have worked with our city council for over a decade (some for 16 years). I doubt many of they will be supporting the "establishment" candidates.
Laguna Mamma November 07, 2012 at 04:53 AM
Cheryl...you are a very rude and disrespectful person. Don't you have anything better to do with your time than to criticize someone trying to make a difference? Perhaps you should volunteer in the city...
Brad Barber February 27, 2013 at 07:01 PM
Your funny "tarol"... only students who are performing extremely under their ability may feel the constant pressure from me or any of my staff. We are a private tuition based academy that accepts no $ from the government... "homeschooling" or any alternative school setting is not a right fit for every student and clearly you were not a fit. Good luck in life and try not to be so bitter to people who are trying to help.

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