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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.

Bigwavedave September 19, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Brad Barber is the kind of city councilman laguna niguel needs.
Troy Bourne September 19, 2012 at 04:03 PM
I know Brad well and am excited someone so capable is running. LN is a great city but needs to continue electing real people who can lead like Brad.
Rachel S. Earnest September 19, 2012 at 04:44 PM
Having grown up in Laguna Niguel and having known Brad most of my life, I can vouch for his optimism, intelligence and work ethic. He is a family man who understands the importance of a safe and balanced community. Vote for Brad!
Nancy Barber September 19, 2012 at 10:59 PM
Brad Barber is a wise choice to be a strong, honest and committed leader in Laguna Niguel. A man of high standards and with strong family values.
Brad Barber October 03, 2012 at 04:03 AM
Toni, You can get information about me here: https://www.facebook.com/BradBarberLagunaNiguelCityCouncil and here http://www.smartvoter.org/2012/11/06/ca/or/vote/barber_b/ Feel free to email me any questions you may have. Thanks
Leonard Kinkade October 17, 2012 at 09:28 PM
I’m’ sure Brad is a nice guy and I would hope that honest is a given with all these candidates, and it’s nice that he has lived in LN for a long period of time so he may have an idea of the short term problems within the city (Can we say Traffic)! Additionally, it would be nice for these candidates tell us what their long term vision is for the city?
Brad Barber October 18, 2012 at 02:11 AM
Leanard, I am a nice and honest guy! My long term vision for the city is pretty simple. I want to first and foremost maintain its clean, safe family and business friendly environment. This must be done with a fiscally conservative mandate. I do NOT want to see mass residential development in the new Gateway. I, and everyone I have spoken, do not want Laguna NIguel to look more like Irvine or Aliso Viejo with a high amount of high density housing. I feel that speeding is a major issue in our city. Not only on the major roads (CVP, Niguel, La Paz etc) but also in the residential areas. Having motorcycle police hide in the shadows and write tickets all day may not be the solution, but patrol and awareness along with enforcement would be key. I am not the candidate who has major plans or pet projects that I want to have built as my legacy. I want to keep LN a great place that I am proud to live in and one my children will want to live in when they grow up. I also want to make a HUGE statement that its time our community gets more involved. Too many people are quick to complain but not get involved and actually do something. I hope to inspire people to see that you do not need spend $30-$50,000 to get elected to this office. Local government is by the people for the people. I refuse to accept political donations and especially find it redicou8lus to accept from people and companies outside our city.
Cheryl Alpert October 23, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Brad, I am sure you are a nice guy. But need to get your facts straight. First of all the candidates that are running have never served on the City Council, they as you are new comers to the Council. Where they differ from you though is the amount of time each of them, with the exception of Tony English, have volunteered for numerous commissions and boards in Laguna Niguel. When you say you do not want the massive residential development of the Gateway Plan, you are clueless of just what the Laguna Niguel Specific Plan is. If you had bothered to read the plan or read the Environmental Impact Report then you would have found the Gateway is a mixed use plan, consisting of retail, commercial, entertainment and some residential. It is by the way the Gateway to Laguna Niguel and will only enhance our community. The Gateway plan has been in the planning stages for the last ten or more years. Do your homework. Why haven't you volunteered in all the years of living in Laguna Niguel? There was a candidates open forum last Friday at the Sea Country Senior Center, your chair was vacant, You would have had a chance to tell the people what your platform is and why you are running for a Council Seat but you were abscent. Is that what you will be if you acquire a seat on our City Council? Vacant.
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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