I am pleased to have the endorsement of members of our community, as well as long-time friends. Read what they have to say below.
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What do people say about Bob?
Howard Levine, former Grass Valley Mayor, is a local icon, winner of the 2018 Lambert Award and a decades-long supporter of our community. He is an artist, a businessman, a City Council Member. and former Mayor. Before that, he served on a school board, the Grass Valley Downtown Association, and the Grass Valley Planning Commission.
So, it is a deep honor that Howard has endorsed me to serve on Grass Valley's City Council. He offered these words of support:
Bob Branstrom has been a citizen advocate working on committees and boards to improve Grass Valley and Nevada County. He has been involved with the Wolf Creek Trail, the remodel of the Center for the Arts, and many other endeavors. He works with all and facilitates inclusion and dialogue. On budget he has shown depth in analytical skill as he has been involved in our public hearings with our Finance Director.
Thank you, Howard, for your friendship and endorsement.
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Ricki Heck: Integrity, smart, and committed to follow through. He has my full support.
Mark A. Johnson, former Grass Valley Mayor: Bob has what it takes to be an effective council member and leader for Grass Valley. Bob's professional experience, creativity and ability to solve problems will be a great addition to the City Council.
Hank Meals: Bob Branstrom has business and technical savvy and he will bring a humanitarian dimension to the Grass Valley City Council. He is energetic, intelligent, diligent, inquisitive, positive and capable – an ideal candidate for a growing city.
Louise Johnson: Bob served on our Measure B Bond Oversight Committee for Nevada Joint Union High School District. He was always well prepared, informed and asked insightful questions.
Rev. Kevin Tarsa: I know that Bob Branstrom will bring thoughtful and thorough attention to every aspect of his service on the City Council, that he will skillfully seek common ground wherever possible, and that Grass Valley will be the better for his insight and commitment.
Michael Anderson: What I appreciate most about Bob is that he is a great listener and takes copious notes on complicated subjects that face our sometimes polarized electorate. Even if he doesn't agree with you, he definitely understands your point of view and why you came to your conclusion.
Rachel Howard: Bob Branstrom is such an asset to our community: kind, reasonable, well informed, and positive-minded. I'm confident he would be a consensus builder who would listen closely to the people of Grass Valley.
Jonathan Keehn: His enthusiasm for trails, walkability, creeks, and the pleasures of the outdoors in general is sincere and infectious. He has an abiding love for Grass Valley, and an inspiring vision for its future.
Xylem Larla Dey: I've seen Bob acting with care for our community for years, big fan of the planet, and recognizes when he needs to learn more- also had tenacity to lose and run again.
Jeff Klus: He has also been a wonderful advocate for the many needs of our town which have included hearing impairment assistance initiatives, better and improved walking trail systems, and a host of others.
Mike Bloebaum: His life is about giving back to Grass Valley as a volunteer, organizer, activist and donor.
Barbara & Ed Thomas: We have known and observed Bob Branstrom for several years. He is easy to work with and will bring maturity and wisdom with him if elected.
Tim Collins: His presentation on Climate Change to our group was smart, clear and science based.
Nevada County Contractors Association-PAC: We believe that you have the best interest of the City of Grass Valley at heart and care deeply for the community you have retired to. You have demonstrated that you are a collaborator and will work hard on behalf of the City of Grass Valley.
Indivisible Women of Nevada County
Nevada County Contractors Association--PAC
Nevada County Democrats
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Lori Burkart Frank
Dee Anne Dinelli
Rev. Lanette Howard
Mark A. Johnson
Gail Johnson Vaughan
Xylem Larla Dey
Brad Miller, MD
Christine Newsom, MD
Norma Solarz, DDS
Rev. Kevin Tarsa
John Volz, Jr.