Lee Brand is the 25th Mayor of the City of Fresno, sworn into office on January 3, 2017.
He is the former President and co-founder of Westco Equities, Inc., a property management/construction firm which he has owned and operated for the past 29 years. He is a licensed Real Estate Broker, a licensed General Contractor and a Certified Property Manager (C.P.M.).
Lee was born and raised in Fresno, attended local schools, graduated from Fresno State University and completed his education at USC with a Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Lee has served as Council President, Chairman of the Redevelopment Agency and as a Commissioner on the Fresno City Planning Commission. During his eight years representing District 6 on the City Council, Lee has authored and successfully passed over twenty legislative initiatives which regulate fiscal responsibility, accountability, and transparency, in addition to such initiatives as the Water Conservation Act and the School Liaison Act.
Lee has been married to his wife Trish for 37 years and they have four children and three grandchildren: Charity, Phillip, Tommy, Emily, Kylie, Elsie and Adelyn.