MEET BRIAN BURLEY
Brian Burley is a young homeowner and business owner in Huntington Beach. Brian Burley first came to Huntington Beach in 2007 when his mother moved to California to receive cancer treatment at the City of Hope. Brian immediately fell in love with the ocean, beaches and surfing. While his mother would sadly pass away in 2011, Brian's experience with her illness helped him realize his dream to fight on behalf of others going through hardship. Brian’s passion for public service was the eventual result of his life experiences.
Brian Burley first attended California State University: Fullerton, but quickly transferred to his dream school, the University of Southern California. Burley would go on to earn his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Economy from USC. While at USC, Brian served as a Funding Delegate, where he voted on matters concerning the allocation of tuition funds to campus organizations and causes. Brian Burley also worked closely with elected officials and candidates throughout his professional career.
Brian Burley is an active volunteer in our community. He has participated in helping seniors at the Senior Center at Central Park. Brian has also participated in beach and park clean ups through the church he attends, First Christian Church.
Brian Burley ultimately has the experience we desperately need right now in Huntington Beach as he is the only candidate in this race that has proven that he will publicly take on the special interests. Two years ago, Brian Burley took on the biggest special interest PAC in the city and he won. Brian exposed the corruption of this PAC and how they were attempting to purchase seats on our City Council. The special interest PAC folded after the 2018 election which was a great victory for our community.
Brian Burley was overwhelming elected to the Orange County Central Committee in the March Primary. This victory made Brian Burley one of the youngest elected officials in the State of California. Burley would win the Huntington Beach popular vote in this race by nearly two-to-one over second place.
Brian Burley owns an information technology and social media marketing company here in Huntington Beach. However, Brian Burley recently released what he described as his ‘Pledge to Public Service’. In this pledge he stated, “When my community asked me to run for City Council, I was humbled because public service is my passion. I want to give them all the effort I have and I want to deliver them the leadership they truly deserve. In the past, they have had to worry about my competitors voting in favor of special interests or their own personal business interests. That will not be the case with me. My campaign is For the City, For the People and For the Future of Huntington Beach. With that in mind, I am pledging to suspend my personal business after my campaign’s victory in the November General Election. I will always be a voice for business owners but I want to set a precedent that the public deserves 100 percent of our leader’s attention.”
Brian Burley is a candidate for the Huntington Beach City Council in the November 3rd, 2020 General Election.
Position: Orange County Central Committee Member - Elected March 2020
Occupation: Small Business Owner, Information Technology Analyst & Information Systems Administrator
Background: Information Technology and Political Economy
Degree: Bachelor's Degree of Political Economy at the University of Southern California
Brian's overwhelming victory to Central Committee earlier this year made him one of the youngest elected officials in the state.