Bruce Alexander McPherson, Independent Candidate for Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors

The former Secretary of State is now running for County Supervisor.

General Information

Name: Mr. Bruce Alexander McPherson
Age: 68
Place of residence: Santa Cruz



Attended college : Yes
College: Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo
Degree: Bachelor of Science-Journalism
Year of graduation: 1965

Grad school

Ph D.

University: Cal Poly - SLO
Area of research: Humane Letters, Honorary
Year of graduation: 2005

Military service

Has served in the military: Yes
Rank: Specialist 5
Date when discharged from duty: 15 June 1972

Employment Information

Job titles held: Santa Cruz Sentinel - reporter, city editor.

California Secretary of State, California State Senator

California State Assemblymember

Employers : Santa Cruz Sentinel

Political Information

Party affiliation: Independent
Running for a: Local office
Running for position: 5th District, Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors
Chamber/district: 5th District, Santa Cruz County
Incumbent: No
First elected: November 1993
Previous elective offices: 1993 California State Assembly; 1996 California State Senate; 2005-2006 California Secretary of State - Nominated by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and unanimously confirmed by the Senate and Assembly
Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: 2002 - Lt. Governor; 2006 - CA Secretary of State

Campaign Manager

Name: Steve Reed
Title: Campaign Manager


Website : www.mcphersonforsupervisor.com

Other facts

Fourth generation Santa Cruz County native, born and raised. I was at the Sentinel for 26 years as a reporter, city editor and editor before being elected to the California State Assembly in 1993. I served in the State Senate and as California's 30th Secretary of State, and want to continue serving my community as Santa Cruz County Supervisor.

The 5th District is a magnificent place and believe I can have a positive impact in the challenges the county will face in the future. The 5th District needs and deserves its fair share of county resources and I am going to fight for our fair share.

Diane Bianconi McNiel September 07, 2012 at 05:22 PM
I have know Bruce and his family all my life and I totally support and trust his decisions to make the 5th District a better place to be. After being very upset with the Mark Stone decision to chop up our district I feel that Bruce is the best qualified, has the most knowledge, is trustworthy and the best choice for the 5th District.


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