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Meet Bruce

  • Bruce is a common-sense leader with practical solutions. He will be your voice on Council.
  • Bruce wrote Proposition A, Right to Vote initiative, passed by Encinitas voters in 2013. Prop A guarantees your right to vote on increases in zoning density and height. His court testimony was crucial to the citizen’s successful defense of Prop A from a recent City Council lawsuit attempting to overturn it.
  • Bruce was Chairman of the Planning Commission, where he served 7 years, so he knows how City Hall works and will hit the ground running. His collaborative approach has earned him the endorsement of the commission's current chairman and several of its past and present members.
  • Bruce has been a volunteer and citizen activist fighting to preserve Encinitas’ community character and quality life for 25 years.
  • Bruce has held various leadership positions on the Olivenhain Town Council.  He was Vice President, Membership Chairman and Encinitas Task Force Chairman for the Olivenhain Town Council.
    • Bruce wrote the "City Task Force News" column in the OTC newsletter keeping Olivenhain residents informed of City actions impacting Olivenhain. 
    • During his decade-long tenure as Membership Chair, OTC membership grew to a high of about 500 families.  His newsletter was also emailed to over 1,000 households in Olivenhain.
    • Bruce was instrumental in starting the original Cinema Series fundraiser which provided initial funding to restore the Olivenhain Hotel. 
    • He also encouraged his fellow board members to approve the use of the Hotel by Boy Scout Troop 2000 for their annual Haunted Hotel.  It has become the primary fundraiser for the the troop.
  • Bruce is a 38-year resident, who lived in Village Park and New Encinitas for 8 years before moving to Olivenhain. He and his wife Beth raised three daughters here. He has been an active volunteer in Encinitas for over 25 years


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