Oscar Alejandro Braun (R-CA-Senate)
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Oscar Alejandro Braun Senatorial Candidate California
Biography of Oscar Alejandro Braun from California Watershed Posse
Oscar Alejandro Braun, born 1943, and raised on the San Francisco Peninsula , was employed by Johnson & Johnson for 28 years in their health care professional products division. Oscar provided the vision and creation of the DrSmiles Universal Self-Care Community That Your Doctor Prescribes. He is a highly trained retired professional open water instructor/research diver with over 41 years of experience (open/closed circuit & mix gases) with nearly 5,300 hours at depth all over the world. In 1995, Oscar launched the web’s first online international dive travel guide “Oscar Knows”.
Oscar Knows Inc ., at the request of former U.S. Secretary of Commerce Ronald Brown, provided Save Our Bay aka California Watershed Posse, a private sector non-profit Coordinated Resource Management and Planning (CRMP) council, with initial start-up funding and continues to exclusively provide all online media and network solutions. Oscar holds an EPA certification for watershed stewardship and is considered an expert of the CEQA/NEPA environmental review process and environmental mitigation. As the Foundation Executive Director, Oscar is charged with leading the due diligence review of all proposed projects in the Coastal Zone of San Mateo County. He has lead the environmental review efforts for the Devil’s Slide Hwy 1 Improvement Project, the unlicensed historic Johnston Ranch landfill in Half Moon Bay, the Lake Berryessa Visitors Service Plan and the SFO runway mitigation alternatives at the invitation of the SFO airport authority. His due diligence EIR review mission is to inform the public and its responsible officials of the environmental consequences of their decisions before they are made.
Oscar is the co-founder of the Half Moon Bay Coastside Foundation aka www.SaveOurBay.org as well as the Half Moon Bay Surfrider Foundation Chapter and it’s Blue Water Taskforce. He is Chair of the Coastal Family Alliance, Co-founder of the California Watershed Posse, Trails Director for the Coastside Horse Council, Secretary for the Higgins Canyon Homeowners Association, member of the HMB Coastside Chamber of Commerce & Tourist Bureau’s Economic Sustainability Taskforce and collaborative member of the Sustainable Silicon Valley forum project. Oscar has provided the inspiration and leadership to incorporate the San Mateo County coastal Rural Lands into the township of Los Pueblecitos . He was Chair of Our Lady of the Pillar Pastoral Council from 2001 to 2006, a Knight of Columbus, Chair of the KC Coastside Farmers Market Development Committee in addition to Co-Chairing Our Lady of the Pillars Community Hospitality Ministry with his wife Andrea . In 2005, Oscar was appointed Co-chair of the $2 million Our Lady of the Pillar Capital Campaign…”Preserving the Past and Embracing the Future”. Oscar Knows is the publisher of an online news service “The Pebble.US” …Rural Voice of California.