Daniel Bradford grew up mostly in small-town Ohio, finished high school in Brazil, and now lives in East Austin, where he’s lived for the last ten years. Having lived in Brazil and in the United States, Bradford knows firsthand the difference that responsive government makes in the lives of a country’s citizens. At Ohio State, he studied the systems that produced the different political outcomes in these two great nations. In law school at UT, he learned how to create systems to have positive effects in people’s lives. Bradford breaks it down into a formula – equal parts creativity, humility, good humor, and a dedication to public service.
And Bradford has successfully used this formula. Bradford is a public interest attorney who’s worked for UT’s Legal Services for Students, the Texas Civil Rights Project, the Attorney General’s Opinion Committee, as the policy director for Commissioner Sarah Eckhardt, and, now, as the county’s advisor in the county attorney’s office. As an openly gay man partnered for ten years, he has been humbled by the barriers raised for reasons beyond his control and based on his unchangeable self. And during the last six years as a younger legal professional working at the state and local level, which is dominated by older, entrenched bureaucrats, Bradford has made a place for himself as someone who gets things done, success that he owes to being able to think outside the box, by having a solid knowledge of the law and the good humor to overcome old-school beliefs to get his ideas heard.
Bradford says: “Of all levels of government, local government has the biggest impact on our daily lives. I want to bring you all the innovation, all the best practices of this new century, along with an insider’s understanding of our community’s needs.” www.bradfordforjustice.com