Mayor Bruce Broadwater

Mayor Bruce BraodwaterBruce Broadwater was first elected to the Garden Grove City Council in 1992. In November 1994, he was elected Mayor of Garden Grove and then re-elected Mayor in 1996, 1998, 2000, and 2002. In 2004, he termed out of the Mayoral office, but ran and was re-elected to the Garden Grove City Council in 2006, and again in 2010. He was voted Mayor in the 2012 elections.

During his first Mayoral tenure, Mayor Broadwater was credited with remedying the unlivable conditions of the former Haster Gardens apartments; keeping city libraries open during the 1994 Orange County Bankruptcy; and supporting the key commercial expansion of the Harbor Resort area.

Mayor Broadwater obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Relations and Organizational Behavior from the University of San Francisco. He is also an Army veteran who served in Germany from 1956 to 1959.

Prior to his Garden Grove City Council service, he served as the Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce president. During the 20 years he owned an insurance agency in Garden Grove, he gained a keen understanding of the business community. In July 2014, he retired from the California Division of Labor Standards as a Deputy Labor Commissioner.

Mayor Broadwater has lived in Garden Grove since 1971. He and his wife, Peggy, have two married sons, Josh and Jeremy, and three grandchildren, Preston, Lexi, and Jeremy Jr.

Community Goal:
To make Garden Grove a city that has the means to pay for the services it needs.

A.A. East Los Angeles College
B.A. University of San Francisco in Human Relations & Organizational Behavior

Former Deputy Labor Commissioner
California Division of Labor Standards

Community Service
Garden Grove Chamber of Commerce President
U.S. Army Veteran
Boy Scouts of America, Merit Badge Counselor
Kiwanis Club of Garden Grove Member

Columbus, Ohio

Garden Grove Resident
Since 1971

Time in Office
Council Member 1992-1994; 2006-2012
Mayor 1994-2004
Currently serving as Mayor 2012-2014 term

City Hall Phone
(714) 741-5104

bruceb @

Updated October 2014

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