Charles Brunner grew up in Bangor Township and is a proud graduate of John Glenn High School. The first out of a family of eight children to earn a college degree, he went on to a 30 year career in education. Charles and his wife, Judy, have lived in Bay County all their lives.
Brunner is a retired high school teacher. Charles taught high school business for 30 years.
Member of the Bay County Historical Society, board member of Friends of Bay City State Park and a founding member of Bay Future. He first became active in government when he helped found the Northwest Citizens District Council in the mid 80's, and has continued to be active in the community for over 25 years.
Member of Michigan Association of Retired School Personnel
30 year member of the Michigan Education Association, National Education Association, and Midland City Education Association
Member of NAACP
Board Member of Friends of Bay City State Park
Founding member of the Northwest Citizens District Council
Member of the the Michigan Association of Mayors
Member of the Urban Core of Mayors
Founding member of the Mayors Automotive Coalition
Founding member of Bay Future
Initiated the General Motors Powertrain Support Group
Initiated the Adopt-a-Park Program
Started the City-wide Clean up Program
Started the Mayor's Housing Initiative
Member of Bay County Historical Society.
Bay City Commissioner (2001 - 2007)
Bay City Commission President (2006)
Bay City Mayor (2007 - 2010)
96th District State Representative (2010 - present)
Michigan Committee Assignments, 2012
Energy and Technology
Brunner graduated from Delta College with an Associate's Degree in Business Administration and three more degrees from Michigan University: Bachelor's Degree in Business/Marketing Education and two Masters Degrees, in Business Education and and Secondary School administration.