Jordan Brandman has a long history of committed service to our Anaheim community.
Brandman was elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2012. On the City Council, he led the efforts to successfully hire new police officers and firefighters, opened new parks, reinvested in community services and infrastructure, and created good jobs for residents through collaborative business partnerships. These policy priorities helped guide Anaheim to experience one of California's most robust recoveries from the Great Recession.
Previously, Brandman served as a Trustee of the Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD), one of the largest school districts in the state of California. In addition, he has served as the Chairperson of the Anaheim Public Utilities Board (APU) and as a Trustee of the North Orange County Regional Occupation Program.
During Brandman's tenure on the AUHSD Board of Trustees, academic standards improved, graduation rates increased, Anaheim High School was restored to its architectural glory, and Oxford Academy was recognized as the top-ranked high school in the state. While he was APU Chairperson, strategic programs such as the Underground Conversion program, the renovation of reservoirs, and the use of advanced renewable technologies led to APU's successful use of clean and efficient utilities. In part as a result of these efforts, APU continues to offer Anaheim residents some of the lowest utilities rates in Orange County.
In 2015, the Anaheim City Council appointed Brandman to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Water District. In that capacity, he supported the district's work to responsibly manage the region's precious water resources and develop the infrastructure necessary to sustain the quality of water Anaheim residents expect.
From 2002 to 2004, Brandman served as policy adviser in the Governor's Office for the Secretary of Education. He then served as a legislative aide in the California State Assembly, engaging with policy issues such as affordable housing, education, local government, and transportation. Brandman is currently a vice president at a local public policy and strategic government affairs firm focused on economic and infrastructure development. He is also a certificated substitute teacher and continues to be devoted to educating and creating opportunities for our youth.
Brandman holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Irvine. Over the years, he has been active in many community organizations, including the Anaheim Family YMCA, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim, Anaheim Chamber of Commerce, Anaheim Historical Society, Anaheim Beautiful, and the Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim.