Son of former York Mayor Kim Bracey no longer employed with city

Written by Gordon Rago/The York Daily Record | Jan 3, 2018 7:42 AM

Brandon Anderson (Photo: Submitted)

Brandon Anderson, charged in a late-September assault on his mother, had been on paid leave.

(York) -- Brandon Anderson, the son of former York Mayor Kim Bracey who was charged in her late-September assault, is no longer employed with the City of York, according to business administrator Michael Doweary.

Anderson had been on an extended paid leave from his job as a shift supervisor at the city's Wastewater Treatment Plant. His leave was approved prior to city human resources officials becoming aware of the Sept. 30 assault, Doweary has said in the past.

Doweary provided little comment Tuesday on Anderson's departure as a city employee. 

He said Anderson resigned and that the decision came toward the end of December. He believed that Anderson's position -- an operations shift supervisor earning $52,000 a year -- will be advertised, but had no further details.

The city has three open positions at the plant, according to the city's employment careers page. Those positions are maintenance mechanic, plant operator and sewer maintenance supervisor. 

Anderson faces a criminal simple assault charge after police say he punched and kicked Bracey at her campaign headquarters. Bracey, the now-former mayor of York who lost a shot at re-election in November, has said that her son struggles from an opioid addiction.

Anderson's criminal case was held for court, and there is a pre-trial conference scheduled for Feb. 13, online court records show.

Chris Ferro speaks about the next steps for Brandon Anderson, who is being charged with assaulting his mother Mayor Kim Bracey. Sean Heisey, York Daily Record


Last week, Anderson was turned down from the county's Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) Program, a pre-trial diversionary program aimed at allowing typically first-time, low-level offenders a chance to get charges expunged.

Anderson's domestic-violence charges automatically disqualified him, said Kyle King, a spokesman with the York County District Attorney's Office. 

Chris Ferro, Anderson's attorney, said he was not surprised the DA's office rejected the application and said they are prepared to look to other resolutions.

"I'm just confident that there's a good resolution to allow this young man and his family to move forward," Ferro said.

He said he was not a part of Anderson's decision to resign as a city employee but agreed with that step.

"I think it's time for Brandon to move on to different arenas," Ferro said.

This story comes to us through a partnership between WITF and The York Daily Record

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