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SENATOR JEFF BRANDES IS SEPTEMBER SPEAKER

It will have been more than three years since Florida Senator Jeff Brandes, District 22, has spoken at a BWRC luncheon when he takes the podium at the Club's gathering on September 9th.  A lot has happened in the country, in Florida and in the Republican Party since then, making a visit and update from the local politician a highly anticipated and, no doubt, interesting occasion.  The Senator will speak about both his legislative priorities and future plans and will take questions.

Senator Brandes has represented western Hillsboro and southern Pinellas counties since 2012.  Previously, he served in the Florida House of Representatives, representing District 24, from 2010-2012.  With redistricting, Brandes is currently a candidate for District 24 of the Florida State Senate, facing only a write-in opponent in November.

In the Senate, Brandes has served as chair of the transportation committee, vice chair of the community affairs committee and as a member of, among others, the judiciary, criminal justice and education pre-K-12 committees.

The St. Petersburg native earned his bachelor's in Business Administration from Carson-Newman College.  Professionally, he has worked as a real estate broker and manager of his family's portfolio.  Brandes also served the U.S. Army Reserve, during which he was called to active duty in Iraq as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.