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2019 Man of the Year Nominees

        Hunt Braly
        Partner, Poole & Shaffery
        Nominated by Bridge to Home and
        Homes 4 Families
        Bridge to Home (9 years)
        • Board member, 2010 – 2019,
        • Board chair 2013 – 2017
        • Currently member of Executive Committee
        Homes 4 Families (formerly Habitat for Humanity
               San Fernando/Santa Clarita Valleys) (5 years)
        • Board member
        • Fund Development Committee co-chair
        • Board chair
        Santa Clarita Chamber of Commerce (22 years)
        • Board member
        • Chairman and co-chair, Government Affairs/Transportation committee since 1999
        • Named Political Advocate of the Year from the Chamber, 2005
        • Member of the Executive Committee
        Friends of Hart Park Board (3 years)
        WiSH Foundation (7 years)
        • Inaugural board member, Advisory Committee member
        Santa Clarita Congress of Republicans (founding 1989 to present)
        • President, vice president and treasurer
        Santa Clarita Chapter of the Los Angeles Lincoln (10 years)
        • President
        SCV Domestic Violence Center
        • Received the “Above and Beyond” Award
        Organizational Impact: Through Hunt’s leadership of Homes 4 Families (formerly Habitat for Humanity),
        there are now homes and wraparound services for 78 low-income veterans and their families in our valley.
        This Santa Clarita Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® project has not only impacted the lives of these deserving
        military families, but has created many partnerships, including those with the Santa Clarita Elks, Rotary, VFW,
        American Legion, Veterans Advocacy Network, high schools and colleges, numerous corporate and foundation
        sponsors, and countless individual contributors. Hunt has also been a leader in expanding Santa Clarita’s Bridge
        to Home from a small winter shelter to a year-round organization of social workers providing case management
        and referral services and helping people without homes find and retain housing. The winter shelter is on the
        verge of expanding and becoming year-round in a new facility on property donated by the City of Santa Clarita.
        Hunt uses his legal expertise and professional skills to help navigate city planning processes, funding opportuni-
        ties, and a wide variety of community partnerships.
        Biography: Hunt Braly is a partner in the law firm of Poole & Shaffery, LLP and heads its Land Use and Gov-
        ernmental Affairs practice groups. He has a strong record of success in resolving client’s issues with various
        governmental entities and in obtaining land use approvals. Braly graduated from the University of Southern
        California in 1977 and Loyola of Los Angeles Law School in 1980. From July 1983 until December 1992, Braly
        served as chief of staff to State Senator Ed Davis and vice chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee. When
        Senator Davis retired in 1992, Braly established his own law and lobbying practice in Santa Clarita. In May
        1999, Braly became a founding partner of Hacker, Kanowsky & Braly, LLP, a full-service law firm in Santa
        Clarita. In 2004, the firm changed its name to HackerBraly, LLP. Braly specialized in land use, development,
        and real estate law, along with lobbying matters with the firm until it disbanded in July 2011. Braly is a regis-
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