Mayor & Council

Here's where you can learn more about your local elected officials. Please enter the page for the Mayor or your Council representative to learn more about him or her, for contact information and to see the map for the ward that he or she represents. 

Mayor Gene Brown

Mayor Brown, a respected Bradenton businessman, was Ward Two Councilman for seven years before he ran for Mayor. In that time on the Council, he tuned in to the needs of various neighborhoods in the city and intends to put that knowledge to good use as Mayor.

Ward One - Jayne Kocher

This is Councilwoman Kocher’s first term on the City Council, and she is new to elected office. In this arena, she can put her B.S. degree in Political Science and additional coursework in Planning Studies to work. She is eager to get started.


Ward Two - Vice Mayor Marianne Barnebey

Councilwoman Barnebey was appointed to the Ward Two seat on June 24, 2020 to finish the term of former councilman Gene Brown, who vacated the seat to run for another public office. It is her second stint as the Ward Two Councilwoman - she previously served in that capacity from 1998-2012.

Ward Three - Josh Cramer

Councilman Cramer brings his considerable experience in public service to his first stint in elected office. He was an officer at Bradenton Police Department for 27 years, and retired as Assistant Police Chief. His desire to serve the City remained, and he assumes the Ward Three seat with an open mind and an enthusiasm to move Bradenton forward.

Ward Four - Lisa Gonzalez Moore

Councilwoman Moore is in her first term on the Council and in public office. She is eager to begin work making our City even better. She would like to see a Bradenton that is more attractive for young people, one that offers professional opportunities after college. But she promises not to forget the citizens and concerns already here. Moving ahead in a strategic way is key.

Ward Five - Pam Coachman

Councilwoman Coachman is in her first term on the City Council and in her first term in elected office of any kind. But she’s a fourth-generation resident of Bradenton, a Manatee High School Hall-of-Famer, and she has definite ideas about how she wants to help.