Councilman Brockus Joins Latest Fad, Gets Laid Off

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As evidence of the spiraling economy, Bremerton City Councilman Adam Brockus announced Wednesday that he has lost his job.

The structural engineer who has worked for Art Anderson Associates for more than five years was laid-off, effective Wednesday.

Brockus made the announcement during the council’s regular meeting, where he represents the Manette neighborhood.

He said he is looking for another job locally, and said his hope is to remain in Bremerton.

However, with unemployment rates up and businesses cutting back, he conceded the chance that he will look across the water and elsewhere for a new job.

“I would definitely prefer to have one in Kitsap County,” said Brockus, 42. “If it’s Seattle, I’ll commute like many other people in Bremerton who need to these days, but I would really rather stay here, and here in Manette.”

Brockus, who is up for re-election in 2009, said he would like to remain on council. If he is gone from the city for 30 days, he will have to give up his seat, he said.

Most of the the city council is made up of retirees.

“I’m not the only one being affected,” Brockus said, referring to the economy as a whole. “It just goes to show it can even hit a city councilman.”

A message was left at Art Anderson Wednesday afternoon seeking more information about the company’s layoffs.

The unemployment rate for Washington state in September was 5.8 percent, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

2 thoughts on “Councilman Brockus Joins Latest Fad, Gets Laid Off

  1. Well that is bad news. I’ll take a look at the open reqs at my company and I’ll pass them on.

    He is a hard working decent public servant and I know for a fact that he really cares about building a good Bremerton for all.

  2. Straight from Websters….Commitment = an agreement or pledge to do something in the future.

    If he bails out, there is no excuse……………….He ran, He made great statements about who he was and he got elected.

    His statements as quoted in the paper are WEAK and represent everything that is wrong with his generation…………either you are a leader in the community OR you are not. Take your pick buddy. You are not owed!

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