Brandon Patrick has led a life dedicated to serving his country, state and community.
Brandon's service began early on. Enlisting in the U.S. Air Force at 19, Brandon served as an Arabic translator in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Though stationed at Davis Monthan AFB, Brandon would distinguish himself In the skies over Baghdad and on the ground in Afghanistan's Parwan province where he was awarded for his leadership and expertise. In Afghanistan, he led six other airmen in daily security operations for the army corps of engineers at Bagram Airfield.
After four years, two air medals, and two theatres of war Brandon was honorably discharged from the Air Force. He hoped that the leadership, work ethic and fighting spirit instilled in him through his time in the military could be put to use in his local community of Tucson. It was these same attributes that aided Brandon as he built a broad coalition to defeat 2009's prop 200 - a well intentioned but costly unfunded initiative. In defeating it, Brandon saved the community $300 million before he was 24 years old.
Brandon took this mission of service with him when he was appointed as a city council aide in The City of Tucson. There, he worked with businesses, neighborhood associations and individual residents to improve our community and solve constituent issues on Tucson's east side.
In addition to his time spent working for east side residents, Brandon has taken several leadership positions in the community. As a board member for El Tour de Tucson, a Vice Commander at his VFW post, an intern in Congresswoman Giffords' district office and the legislative director for the Student Veterans of the University of Arizona, Brandon Patrick has spent his years in Tucson working to improve our community in direct and tangible ways.
In his free time, Brandon enjoys reading, surfing (when there is an ocean nearby) volunteering, hiking the Santa Catalinas and walking his two dogs - King Kong and Bandito.