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Election 2016: Lee Brand On Experience, Leadership Style In Fresno Mayor's Race

City of Fresno
Fresno City Councilmember Lee Brand is running for mayor

For the last seven-and-a-half years, Lee Brand has been the Fresno City Council's resident policy expert. He's helped write and pass laws about city debt and finance that many say helped the city recover from a deep financial crisis. Now he wants to lead the city from the office of mayor, squaring off against current Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea in the November election.

So how would a Brand administration differ from that of current mayor Ashley Swearengin? What do his ties to the apartment management industry mean for the city's efforts to regulate that sector and prevent "slumlords" from taking advantage of renters? And how does Brand's knack for detail on policy measures and financial reports translate to being the leader of the largest city in Central California? Brand joined us on Valley Edition to discuss those questions and more, just two weeks before election day. 

Joe Moore is the President and General Manager of Valley Public Radio. During his tenure, he's helped lead the station through major programming changes and the COVID-19 pandemic, while maintaining the station's financial health. From 2010-2018 he served as the station's Director of Program Content. In that role, he also served as the host of Valley Edition, and helped launch and grow the station's award-winning local news department. He is a Fresno native and a graduate of California State University, Fresno.
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