Brian, who grew up in Sarasota, comes into politics through environmental activism, being one of the co-founders of Hands Along the Water. He is running on environmental issues centering around water quality and Red Tide, and he is a leader of the Ready for 100 campaign in Venice. He is also positioning himself as a skeptic of overdevelopment.
In a city and commission of retirees, he sticks out. As a residential construction contractor, he has his feet firmly planted in work life and small business, and he thinks along the lines of the interests of working population. When speaking about immigrants and immigration, he brings up his Mexican grandfather and relatives in Mexico.
Combining a humble and mellow demeanor with determination, he could make things happen in an often conflictive commission.
Learn more about Brian here.