Just before leaving for tonight’s St. Cloud City Council meeting, I received a notice that Paul Brandmire has filed to run for the St. Cloud City Council for Ward 3. Ward 3 is currently represented by John Libert. Here is Mr. Brandmire’s official statement:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: June 4, 2018
Contact: Paul Brandmire ([email protected])
Paul Brandmire has announced that he has filed to run for St. Cloud City Council, Ward 3, the seat currently held by John Libert. “The City Council is in desperate need of an overhaul and it’s time to restore representative government back to the people,” according to Brandmire. “A council member reports to the citizens, which I take very seriously.”
Brandmire has been active in local politics for about a decade. He is a former co-chair of the Senate District 14 BPOU and has served on the BPOU board for most of the last ten years. In 2014, he ran for the MN House 14B endorsement. Brandmire has served as president of the Central Minnesota Tea Party, as president of the Central Minnesota chapter of Lutherans for Life, and as a commissioner of the Central Minnesota Council of the Boy Scouts of America.
Brandmire is a retired US Air Force Officer with 21 years of active duty military service. Brandmire is married with seven children and four grandchildren (and one on the way). He has an AA in Criminal Justice and served in law enforcement for eight years. He has a BS in Business Administration and an MS in Administration.
According to Brandmire, he wants to run for city council for one main reason. “Recent observations of council meetings have caused me to feel the city council has ceased to be responsive to the voices of ALL of the residents of St. Cloud. As citizens, all have a right to be heard and their opinions respected.” Brandmire describes himself as a constitutional conservative, believing strongly in the rights and responsibilities of the individual, with only small and limited interference of government, and maintaining whatever necessary governmental control at the local level to the greatest extent possible.
Paul, welcome to the Uppity Peasants Brigade. It’s time to clean City Hall out properly.