Jun 22, 2012
ANAHEIM, CA – Today, Support Our Anaheim Resort District (S.O.A.R.) PAC, announced its first endorsement for Jordan Brandman for Anaheim City Council. After careful consideration, S.O.A.R. PAC endorsed Brandman because of his proven track record as a trustee of the Anaheim Union High School District, his extensive community background, and his diverse regional support.
Brandman understands the importance of the Anaheim Resort District and its nexus between Anaheim’s neighborhoods and city services. The Anaheim Resort District is the economic engine of the city and represents less than 5% of the land, yet it generates 50% of the City’s general fund which funds police, fire, parks and libraries.
“S.O.A.R. PAC is proud to stand behind Jordan Brandman for Anaheim City Council. We believe Jordan’s visionary leadership will allow for responsible growth and economic development” said S.O.A.R. Executive Director, Jill Kanzler. “Jordan Brandman cares about Anaheim and has broad support throughout the community and all of Orange County. We are proud to stand with so many others and publicly announce our support for Jordan.”
“I am honored to receive S.O.A.R. PAC’s endorsement for Anaheim City Council,” said Jordan Brandman. “I am committed to job creation, transportation projects and development all the while protecting and beautifying our neighborhoods, parks and libraries. Supporting the Anaheim Resort District is paramount in maintaining vital city services like police and fire.”
“The fact that Brandman earned the S.O.A.R. PAC endorsement two months ahead of the official filing deadline is a tribute to his community involvement and strong campaign,” continued Kanzler. “There are other qualified candidates and additional residents might still announce for city council. We will continue to dialogue with the other candidates and discuss a potential second endorsement in the coming months.”
S.O.A.R. PAC is the political arm of S.O.A.R., a broad grassroots coalition of over 10,000 members which include local business owners, community leaders and Anaheim residents. Its mission is to educate area residents about the Anaheim Resort District and the critical services it funds such as police and fire, park and libraries. S.O.A.R. has an active and committed Advisory Board comprised of former elected officials, neighborhood leaders and business leaders representing all regions of Anaheim.