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Jim Brandt

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Jim Brandt CA-46

Jim Brandt is a California Democrat, who ran for Congress in the 46th district, but lost to the incumbent, see California U.S. House election, 2006.

Jim Brandt has a diverse background. He has corporate experience as founder and CEO of his own technology company, served as a Naval aviator in the Marine Corps, was an all-conference football player in college, and raised three children as a single parent.

Jim founded and was CEO of Pyramid Software, a company that developed and distributed software. He previously provided IT support for 12,000 people while serving as Chief Operating Officer for Security Pacific Computer Solutions (Security Pacific Bank was the fifth largest bank in the United States at the time). He currently serves as practice manager with a technology consulting company. Jim’s experience in business convinced him of the importance of education in creating a skilled workforce.

Jim served as a Naval aviator and intelligence officer in the Marine Corps during the Vietnam War. As an officer (rank of captain), he was responsible for both aircraft and personnel under the most stressful of circumstances. The competition to become a Naval aviator is intense; only the best are awarded wings. His experience in the Marine Corps gave him a global vision with a lasting appreciation for the importance of making the right decisions and understanding diplomacy.

An all-conference college football athlete, Jim was a competitor with ethics and integrity. He understands the value of teamwork, perseverance, mental toughness, competition, and playing by the rules of the game.

Jim provided leadership to his own family as a single parent. His three children all earned their bachelor’s degrees at California State University campuses and are established in their own careers. Jim has one grandchild.

After graduation with his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from United States International University, Jim earned his master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Southern California. He has taught at the undergraduate and graduate levels in technology and management.

Jim Brandt: Leadership That Goes the Distance

I, Jim Brandt, have accepted the challenge of running for the office of Representative from the 46th congressional district of California against a nine-term incumbent to provide the common-sense, moderate, principled representation the constituents of the district deserve. With a solid understanding of the people and issues of the district, I am running an open campaign financed by small, individual contributions and volunteer support. If you elect me, the only special-interest group I will owe will be the voters of the 46th district.

I believe my first responsibility as a candidate is to provide effective leadership to the constituents in the district. I bring a lifetime of service to the community as a self-made businessman, Marine Corps veteran, educator, and single parent. That experience defines my campaign and its core principles.

I am an effective leader because I have a clear understanding of the issues we face and the ability to address these issues pragmatically.

I am a conscientious leader because I stand for the following three core principles:

I am an honest leader because I want government to be a place where people of goodwill come together to craft solutions to our common issues. I see the limitless potential of the American people and the government’s role in helping them reach it. Because of that, I am committed to:

Please support my campaign in any way you can. Volunteer, display a yard sign, join the Brandt Brigade [1]. Together, we can give the people of the 46th, of California, and of the United States the representation they need and deserve. Thank you for reading.

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This page was last modified 20:05, 16 November 2006 by dKosopedia user Corncam. Based on work by Sarah Pirch and dKosopedia user(s) Centerfielder and Allamakee Democrat. Content is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License.

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