Mayor Bradley was elected to Sarnia Council in 1985 and elected Mayor in 1988. In 2022 he was re-elected for an 11th term.
Prior to this he was Executive Assistant to the late Hon. Justice Bud Cullen, MP for Sarnia Lambton (1980-1985). Mayor Bradley currently serves as Chairman of the Board for the University of Western Ontario Research Park (Sarnia Campus). He has championed civil liberties, security and environmental issues and has been an advocate on many other social and economic issues. Mayor Bradley has been awarded the Queen’s Golden Jubilee Medal and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for significant contributions to Canada and achievement. He appeared in Michael Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine”. Mayor Bradley is a frequent media commentator on local, provincial, national and international issues. A long-time Bruce Springsteen fan, he contributed to two books about Springsteen in 2007 and 2009—“For You” and “The Light in the Darkness”—by Lawrence Kirsch.