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Councilman Barry Brucker Won't Seek Re-Election

After 16 years as an elected official, Brucker is leaving public office to focus on his family and business.

Former Mayor and current Councilman Barry Brucker announced that he will not run for re-election to the City Council in March 2013.

"Having served two terms on the school board, two terms on council and being mayor twice, and after deep contemplation with my family, I have decided it's time for a new chapter in my life," Brucker told Patch. "I am grateful and humbled by the community's support over the last 16 years. I am also grateful for the opportunity to serve and represent this wonderful community."

Brucker is looking forward to spending time with his family and traveling with his wife, Sue. Having recently been issued two new patents, he is also excited to focus more on his business. 

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George Vreeland Hill October 11, 2012 at 02:38 PM
Barry has done an outstanding job in serving Beverly Hills. He always did what he felt was best for the city and the citizens. He will be missed. If the next person is even half as good as Barry, then we will be in good hands. Thank you for a great 16 years.
stan October 11, 2012 at 07:46 PM
16 "great" years? Really? There's a reason why he's not running again, read between the lines. He lost his support in the city & in turn he would have lost the election. Barry would never leave the 'stage' on his own, my guess is he got pushed.
Andrea Fine October 11, 2012 at 08:23 PM
Be a Man...Stan! Only cowards place anonymous posts trashing people. I too read the Beverly Hills Weekly article online at www.bhweekly.com (because my paper got soaked from the rain) and I think the 2 page Q & A was candid and honest. Although I haven't agreed with all of Barry's votes, I do commend him for his 16 years of service to our City. My youngest son has asthma and I do appreciate Barry making a law to ban smoking in outdoor restaurants and his stand on protecting the environment.
cutop October 11, 2012 at 08:35 PM
Oh no. Now who will the Courier scapegoat for all of the woes which befall our village?
Kelly Hartog (Editor) October 11, 2012 at 09:25 PM
Wow, Barry. I can't even imagine Beverly Hills govt. wheels turning without you. It's been a pleasure to work with you over the years. Congrats on your well-deserved break. I wish you only the best.
tgfahn October 11, 2012 at 09:41 PM
hey cutop: Did you take note of Andrea Fine's post? She says that "Only cowards place anonymous posts trashing people." What an interesting observation!
Jacob Horowitz October 12, 2012 at 08:56 AM
16 years of service......3 people have writen positive comments. - Nuff' said.
Marie Cunningham (Editor) October 13, 2012 at 12:43 AM
Thanks for everything Barry. I appreciate the transparency of your time in office while I have headed Beverly Hills Patch. Best, Marie
Tom Pease October 13, 2012 at 06:33 AM
I've disagreed with Mayor Brucker on some of his votes but he's always been a gentleman and has always encouraged me to become more involved as a resident, and I admire him for that. Giving the better part of two decades to our city in public service is something to be applauded; he and Sue I hope will have some well-deserved fun.

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