Brett Elliott Franklin, candidate for the Rancho Santiago Community College District’s Board of Trustees, Area 5
Brett Elliott Franklin is the son of a U.S. Marine jet pilot and a registered nurse. Franklin graduated from Santa Ana public schools, including Santiago Elementary, Willard Intermediate, and Santa Ana High. He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Business from Westmont College.
Franklin met his wife Rossette while attending language school in Costa Rica. She worked as a teacher’s aide for disabled children in the SAUSD and they raised their son and daughter here in Santa Ana. Rosette attended Santa Ana College, where she learned English and earned an AA degree before moving on to Vanguard University where she completed her degree in psychology.
Franklin has run a successful realty business in Santa Ana for more than 35 years. Franklin’s local business experience matters in a city that continues to suffer economically.
As a two-term Santa Ana Ward 3 City Councilman, Brett worked to rehabilitate existing parks and playgrounds and to create new ones, and was instrumental in promoting the preservation of Santa Ana’s urban forest. Public safety has always been his top priority and always will be.
Franklin says that “As your Mayor Pro Tem and Councilman from 1996-2004, I oversaw a balanced budget in each of 8 years, fought to reduce crime and taxes, to bring jobs to Santa Ana, and to improve the quality of life in every neighborhood.