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Brea Chamber of Commerce Announces Endorsements for 2020 Brea City Council

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September 30, 2020
Brea Chamber of Commerce Announces Endorsements for 2020 Brea City Council  
Experience Leads the Way
BREA, CA— Today, the Brea Chamber of Commerce announced their endorsements for the 2020 City of Brea Elections. The Chamber Board of Directors unanimously voted to support Christine Marick and Marty Simonoff for Brea City Council.
Both candidates currently serve in elected roles on the City Council, with Simonoff serving as Mayor and Marick in an at-large Council seat. While the Chamber has been very vocal on local business issues for many years, the organization has also participated in candidate endorsements.
Chamber CEO, Heidi Gallegos explains why the Chamber has become engaged in the local political process, “The mission of the Brea Chamber is to ‘stimulate economic prosperity and foster a vibrant community.’  For this to happen, it is critical that our elected leaders have a strong understanding of the importance of creating a business-friendly environment. Moreover, the Chamber is viewed as an important thought leader on business issues in Brea, and therefore our input into the election process is critical”.
As an IRS 501(c)(6) the Chamber has the ability to endorse candidates for elected office, with or without a Political Action Committee.
The endorsements by the Chamber Board followed a week after the 2020 City Council Candidate Forum was held by the League of Women Voters. Chamber Board Chair, Jay Badillo commented on the importance of the work that has been undertaken. “The prosperity of Brea is critical to residents and business owners alike in a post-COVID world.  Experience and a steady hand will be needed over the next four years to keep Brea solvent.”
Marick has been consistently available to our business community, joining our small business roundtable forums and attending numerous Chamber events in order to understand the issues that local businesses face.
Simonoff has a deep understanding of the challenges that business owners are facing and participated in the Chamber’s regular updates to businesses on COVID-19 related issues.
About the Brea Chamber:
The Brea Chamber of Commerce exists to be:
The Catalyst for business growth:
  • We ensure common-sense decisions are made for growth and expansion in Brea.
The Convener of leaders and influencers to get things done
  • We bring in local businesses and policymakers to discuss issues in order to make better decisions for all of Brea.
The Champion for a thriving community:
  • We ensure our residents and businesses are educated and well-informed for a sustainable Brea.
For more information, please call the Chamber office at (714) 529-3660 or visit
Crystal Sayphraraj, Adminstrative / Communications, (714) 529-3660

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