Independent Candidate Anticipated For City Council

Brandon Bushnell

by Valerie Garner

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 though, 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. Their first gathering was dubbed “Occupy Wall Street” – a “flash mob” held at the Market building in October 2011 where he held the 99% Proud and Loud sign.

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