Mayor of Gainesville, Florida.
- Mayor (2013 to 2016)
- Defeated by Lauren Poe
Former Gainesville City Commissioner
- City Commissioner, 2 terms (2002 - 2008)
Fall 2015: Jeff McAdams Arrest/Involvement
Linked to GPD Officer Jeff McAdams investigation involving theft from the police union. Money was allegedly spent by McAdams and Braddy in Daytona on strippers (among other purchases).
November 25, 2015. Mayor Braddy linked to McAdams' questionable union expenses, The Gainesville Sun.
"A Florida Department of Law Enforcement affidavit regarding former Gainesville police officer Jeff McAdams -- who is now charged with stealing tens of thousands of dollars from a local police union -- details questionable expenses that include using union money to cover hotel stays for Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy."
November 27, 2015. Braddy apologizes for 'mistakes', The Gainesville Sun.
"Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy apologized and pledged to make amends at a press conference Friday evening in the wake of accusations that former police union president Jeff McAdams paid for hotel rooms and a visit to a strip club for Braddy with union money."
December 2, 2015. Editorial: Mayor showed lack of judgment, The Gainesville Sun.
"If Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy didn't know his longtime friend was allegedly using a police union debit card to pay for their hotel stays, meals and drinks, he should have known."
December 3, 2015. Records mum on Braddy's trip, The Gainesville Sun.
"Braddys travel records and calendars obtained by The Sun, however, don’t include any mention of city business that was conducted on the trip."
December 5, 2015. Fancy whiskey, secrecy part of union leader's style, The Gainesville Sun.
"McAdams spent union money on three hotel stays for Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy. Those stays included a trip to Daytona Beach they took together in April 2013 during which they went to a strip club where $165.50 in FOP funds were spent."
December 7, 2015. Editorial: Investigate the mayor's actions, The Gainesville Sun.
"Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy's inability to explain what city business was involved in an April 2013 trip to Daytona Beach with the former head of the police union — which included a visit to a strip club and hotel stay allegedly funded by stolen union money — only adds to reasons the matter must be further investigated."
Summer 2014: Relationship with Linda Woolwine/Hot Lydia
Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy filed a stalking complaint against a Gainesville woman with whom he recently ended a six-month sexual relationship, according to a police report.
July 19, 2014. Police Report 02-14-013976. Gainesville Police Department.
"According to Braddy, he and Woolwine discussed prior to any sort of intimacy, the limits of these meetings (sexual in nature only, no accompanying relationship)."
July 23, 2014. Braddy files, withdraws stalking complaint against ex-paramour, The Gainesville Sun.
"Earlier this week, Gainesville Mayor Ed Braddy filed a stalking complaint against a Gainesville woman with whom he recently ended a six-month sexual relationship. Braddy's girlfriend of six years also reported receiving a series of harassing phone calls and Facebook messages from the woman to the point she could not use her cell phone because of "repeated, back-to-back-calls," according to a Gainesville Police Department report."
Winter 2006: DUI Arrest
While serving as a City Commissioner, Ed Braddy was arrested by the Gainesville Police Department for DUI after being involved in a vehicular crash. After his arrest, Braddy entered an alcohol treatment program.
Braddy please No Contest to the charge and was sentenced to supervised probation and a small fine of $250.00 by Alachua County Judge Mary Day Cocker.
January 26, 2006. Commissioner Braddy arrested for DUI, The Gainesville Sun.
"Gainesville City Commissioner Ed Braddy was arrested Wednesday night for driving under the influence after his van struck another vehicle on NW 6th Street near NW 9th Avenue, according to a police reports."
January 27, 2006. City Commissioner to enter treatment program after DUI arrest, The Gainesville Sun.
"Gainesville Commissioner Ed Braddy entered a treatment program Thursday to deal with alcohol related issues after being arrested for driving under the influence Wednesday, Republican Executive Committee Chairman Stafford Jones said late Thursday night."
January 28, 2006. Braddy in program for alcohol treatment, The Gainesville Sun.
"Gainesville Police Officer Jeff McAdams, a close friend of Braddy's, said the commissioner went to a treatment facility to deal with a drinking problem after being released from the Alachua County jail on $1,000 bond Thursday morning."
March 25, 2006. Ed Braddy pleads no contest in DUI case, The Gainesville Sun.
"Braddy entered an alcohol abuse treatment program after his arrest and has since been absent from the commission. Alachua County Judge Mary Day Coker sentenced the city commissioner to one year supervised probation and a $250 fine."