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City of TemeculaCandidate for Council Member

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Ron Bradley

Retired City Manager
6,864 votes (10.96%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Fiscal responsibility
  • Enhance citizen communication and increase transparency
  • Improve cities business friendly reputation



Profession:Retired City Manager
Senior Vice President, Temecula Valley Bank (2003–2005)
City Manager, City of Temecula California — Appointed position (1994–1998)
Corporate Consultant, Ernst & Young (1990–1992)
City Manager, City of Oceanside California — Appointed position (1988–1991)
City Manager, City of La Mesa California — Appointed position (1980–1988)
Finance Director, City of La Mesa California — Appointed position (1972–1980)
Police Officer, City of La Mesa California — Appointed position (1969–1972)
Agent, Farmer Insurance Group (1964–1968)
Insurance Claims Representative, Farmers Insurance Group (1962–1964)


San Diego State University Bachelors of Science, Business Administration (current)
Harvard Kennedy School of Goverment Certificate, Program for Senior Executives in State and Local Government (1988)
UCLA Graduate School of Management Certificate , Executive Program in Management (1981)

Community Activities

Member & President , Murrieta Temecula Group (1999–2007)
Board Member & Chairman, Temecula Chamber of Commerce (2000–2004)
Board Member, Economic Development Corporation of Southwest Riverside County (1994–2001)
President , San Diego City / County Manager Association (1980–1990)
Chairman, San Diego intergovernmental training & Development Center (1980–1990)



Ron Bradley has extensive experience in both the private and public sectors. In the private sector he has worked in the insurance industry, the banking industry, and as a senior manager for the CPA firm Ernst and Young. In the public sector he has worked in law enforcement, financial management, and as a permanent city manager of three Southern California cities, and interim manager of three additional Southern California cities. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate classes in comparative governments, budget and fiscal policy, and police management at San Diego State University and California State University Long Beach.


Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (4)

  • Riverside Sheriffs Association
  • Southern California Alliance of Law Enforcement
  • Republican Party of Riverside County
  • City of Hemet

Elected Officials (3)

  • State Senator Jeff Stone
  • Shellie Milne
  • Robert Youssef

Individuals (13)

  • Joann Sparkman - Community Activist
  • Dr. Paul Whisenand - Professor
  • Barbara Tooker - Former School Board President
  • Gary Thornhill - Director of Business Development
  • Doug McCallister - Former Mayor Murrieta
  • Peter Labahn - Retired Police Chief
  • Dave Brown - City of Hemet Police Chief
  • Jack Williams - Business Owner
  • Darrel Connerton - Former President Lincoln Club
  • Richard Schafer - Former School Board Member
  • Rodger Zimmer - Retired Businessman
  • Bob Brown - Former School Board Member
  • Bernard L. Truax II - Businessman

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy


A strong belief that smaller government is much more conducive to a sound economic environment that provides higher levels of accessibility services to local residents. A strong belief in accessibility to both the press and the public and understands that public safety is our prime responsibility.


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