Council Member Jordan Brandman
Jordan Brandman was elected to the Anaheim City Council in November 2012. As a homeowner in the Anaheim Colony Historic District and policy maker, Brandman understands the connection between strong city leadership and a community's prosperity. Since his election in 2012, Brandman has been most proud of the city's successful efforts to hire new police officers and firefighters, open new parks, reinvest in community services and infrastructure, and create good jobs for residents through collaborative partnerships. These policy priorities have guided Anaheim to experience one of California's most robust recoveries from the Great Recession.
In 2015, the Anaheim City Council appointed Brandman to the Board of Directors of the Orange County Water District. In that capacity, he has supported the district's work to responsibly manage the region's precious water resources and develop the infrastructure necessary to sustain the quality of life residents expect.
Previously, he 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 Chairman 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 Chairman, 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.
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 from 2004 to 2006, engaging with policy issues such as education, local government, and transportation. Upon returning to Orange County, Brandman next served as Director of Workforce Development for the Orange County Business Council. In that position, he implemented strategies and programs to develop a 21st-century workforce to meet the county's long-term employment needs.
Brandman currently works as District Director in the Office of the Majority Leader of the California State Assembly, where he implements the Majority Leader's district agenda in serving constituents and collaborating with all community stakeholders, including service organizations, labor groups, and businesses.
Brandman holds a B.A. in political science from the University of California, Irvine. He is 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.