Ditchmen • NUCA of Florida Ditchmen • January 2018 - Page 5
Can you briefly tell us about your
BRANDES: I was in the US Army
from 1996 – 2007 then worked in the
family lumber business.
What inspired you to run for office?
BRANDES: I was inspired to run as
a way to continue my desire to give
back, as well as my love for public
What is your favorite travel
BRANDES: Any cruise ship,
anywhere in the world.
What are you currently reading?
BRANDES: Dreamland: The True Tale
of America’s Opioid Epidemic by:
Grill master or reservations
What are your hobbies or interests
outside of work?
BRANDES: My 4 children.
If you could have dinner with
anyone, living or deceased, who
would it be?
BRANDES: Milton Friedman.
What is your favorite book?
BRANDES: Capitalism and Freedom
by Milton Friedman.
Campfire or fireplace?
What was the first car you drove?
BRANDES: Ford Thunderbird.
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