Candidate, Pensacola City Council District 2 2022 Primary

Brian W. Hoffman

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is an interview conducted via questionnaire by the Pensacola News Journal with Escambia and Santa Rosa County election candidates for their respective races. All of the answers were submitted to the Pensacola News Journal by the candidate and are available to our readers to show the candidates’ position and priorities on the issues. Candidates were limited to 750 words.

Candidate: Brian W. Hoffman

Office you’re seeking: Pensacola City Council District 2

Occupation: Lawyer, Board Certified in Real Estate Law

Education: Pensacola Catholic High School (1997); University of Florida – B.S. in Business Administration with major in Finance (2000); University of Mississippi – J.D. (2002)

Brian Hoffman

Why are you running for this office? I am running for office to play an active role in the shaping policy and growth for the betterment of the City.

What makes you stand out from your opponent(s)? I am new to politics, but not new to the challenges facing our City and our County. I stand out from my opponents based on my experience as a lawyer. For the last decade I have been very involved with the real property section of the Florida Bar that is actively involved in drafting and vetting our state laws affecting real estate. Additionally, I have substantial experience addressing land use and zoning matters, and litigation that has at times resulted. I have seen first-hand the frustration that results when our laws and procedure are applied inconsistently or perceived to be applied inconsistently. Litigation is not a substitute for effective, consistent, competent and responsible City governance. This starts with City Council. My qualifications were recently recognized with the endorsement received from the Pensacola Association of Realtors after questionnaire and interview vetting of all the candidates.