ELECTION 2014: Former fire chief runs for Area B seat

STRATHCONA REGIONAL DISTRICT: Brown, Bruce – Area B Director Candidate

Bruce Brown

A former Cortes Island fire chief is running for area director.

Bruce Brown is making a bid for a spot at the Strathcona Regional District table, as the representative for Area B.

Brown, who first moved to Cortes in 1992 and raised three children there, says his experience with the fire department has prepared him for local politics.

“As fire chief, I was known for my commitment to providing equal opportunity, and for managing the budget with a consistent record of strong, fiscal responsibility,” says Brown who moved up through the ranks to become chief through hard work and dedication.

He started his career as a volunteer in 1998 with the Cortes Island Volunteer Fire Department (CIVFD), before working his way up to fire chief in 2005.

“I served in that role until retiring from the CIVFD in September of 2013,” Brown says. “I also served as an elected volunteer executive director of the Cortes Island Firefighting Association from 2002 to 2005.”

Brown currently works at the Cortes Island School, where he has been employed since 2002.

Brown says he believes his character and past experiences make him fit for the role of area director.

“I believe strongly in accountability, integrity, and fair mindedness,” Brown says. “With these strengths and my commitment to this community, I believe I am an excellent candidate to represent Cortes as Regional Director.”

Constituents can reach Brown via email, bjbcrtz@gmail.com