Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Independent candidate anticipated for Roanoke City Council

Brandon Bushnell at Occupy Wall Street in October

Brandon Bushnell’s campaign is in its infancy. He has not yet pulled together his paperwork but there is no keeping a secret long in Roanoke political circles. Bushnell, 22 plans to run as an Independent.

Bushnell is serious. He already has a website started at and is on Google Plus. He is not yet ready to make a formal announcement he said. That will come once he gets his petition signatures.

Brandon Bushnell is a technical librarian at Miller-Motte Technical College in Roanoke. He graduated from Virginia Western Community College and recently moved from Salem to Roanoke City. He is active in the Occupy Roanoke movement.

He was one of the originators of Occupy Roanoke. The first gathering was dubbed “Occupy Wall Street” – a “flash mob” held at the Market building in October 2011. He held the 99% Proud and Loud sign.

Posted By Valerie Garner

Categories: Election 2012, Elections, Politics, Roanoke City Politics

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Comments (7)


February 1st, 2012 at 7:40 PM    

At a glance, I can point out several glaring mistakes in this article.
First and foremost, the candidate’s name is Brandon, contrary to paragraph three’s flub in calling him “Brian.”
Second, I’d like to kindly point out the misuse of “there” in lieu of what should have been “Their.”
Third, simply as a reader I am hugely disappointed in this article. The sentences are lackluster at best, and the overwhelming amount of short, stunted, and overly simple phrases gives this article its very own appearance of infancy.
I find the poor writing and horrific lack of editing in this article appalling.


February 1st, 2012 at 8:17 PM    

Thank you for the correction. This is all the information I have on Mr. Bushnell at the moment. I expect more information from the candidate with interview shortly.

Audette Fulson

February 1st, 2012 at 9:22 PM    

So glad to see some attention paid to this important candidate, who has a different perspective on the needs of our people under-represented on Roanoke City Council. There are some errors in this article, so it will be wonderful to see a more fulsome presentation of Mr. Bushnell’s campaign later this week.

Katrina W

February 2nd, 2012 at 8:37 AM    

Thank you for the corrections Val. You are high on the list for interviews and there is much to be revealed yet from this campaign.

Jack Mcguire

February 3rd, 2012 at 5:22 PM    

Well at least unlike the other OWS gang members, he IS trying to get a job.

Rick Howell

February 4th, 2012 at 6:42 AM    

Well, don’t you just love critics? This is what those of us who have worked in the newspaper business call a “news brief.” We’re talking about four paragraphs here; it’s hardly an “article.”

As for the “lackluster” charge, well, how excited can you get with so little information?

Brandon Bushnell

February 18th, 2012 at 1:48 AM    

looked up my name and this is what came up nothing good

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