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City of Grass ValleyCandidate for Council Member

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Bob Branstrom

Retired Research Analyst
1,753 votes (22.44%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Diversify Grass Valley's economy by increasing manufacturing and technology jobs, to reduce dependence upon retirees and tourists.
  • Increase housing stock, particularly workforce housing, by exploring ways to help both buyers and builders.
  • Increase public involvement in major city government planning and decision-making processes



Profession:Senior Research Analyst--retired
Committee Member, Citizens Oversight Committee (Measure A, Nevada County Library sales tax) — Appointed position (2017–current)
Committee Member, Citizens Oversight Committee (Measure B, Nevada Joint Union High School District bonds) — Appointed position (2017–current)
Senior Research Analyst, UnitedBehavioral Health/UnitedHealth Group (2000–2010)
Financial Analyst, Manager, Asst. Vice President, Wells Fargo Bank (1983–1994)
Personnel/Program Analyst, State of California (1972–1978)


University of California, Berkeley Doctor of Philosophy, Psychology (2000)
University of California, Davis Master of Science, Agricultural Economics (1982)
University of California, Berkeley Bachelor of Arts, Economics (1972)
American River College Associate of Arts, Math-Physical Science (1970)

Community Activities

Volunteer, League of Women Voters of Western Nevada County (2018–current)
Board Member, Amerian River College Foundation (2016–2018)
Video editor, Nevada County TV: "Main Street Nevada County" program (2015–2016)
Master Gardener, Nevada County Master Gardeners (2013–2015)
Volunteer, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Chaplain's Program (2014–2015)

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