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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
Special District

Santa Maria Public Airport DistrictCandidate for Director

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Jim Bray

Public Relations Professional
14,352 votes (49.01%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Grow Airport Business
  • Attract High Paying Jobs in the SM Airport District
  • Expand Facilities for the Future

Experience

Experience

Profession:Pulbic Relations Professional
Retired, Retired in August, 2018 (2018–current)

Education

Mercer University, Macon, GA Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & French (1972)
Mercer University, Macon, GA Bachelor of Arts, Political Science & French (1972)

Community Activities

Member, Board of Directors: Volunteer: Member, PCPA Foundation, Allan Hancock College Foundation: 2018 Central Coast Airfest: Santa Maria Breakfast Rotary (2015–current)

Biography

I am a graduate of Mercer University, Macon, GA, with a degree in Political Science & French.  In July, I retired from the oil and gas industry after 42 years of service, 24 years in Santa Maria.  I am also a retired Army Lt. Colonel with 28 years active and reserve service.  My main career path in the oil and gas industry was in public and government relations.  My military specialty was Special Operations including Special Forces and Civil Affaris.  I participated in deployments to Asia, and in 1997-98, a deployment to Bosnia.  I have been active in the local community having served on various local non-profits board, volunteer for the recent Central Coast Airfest, and member, and past director, of Element Christian Church.  In 2017 I was honored with the Santa Barbara Foundation's Celebrate Philanthropy Award, as well as with the Scholarship of Santa Barbara Foundation's 2017 Volunteer of the Year award. 

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