Char-Lez Braden

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Char-Lez Braden
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Libertarian Party of Florida
Personal Details
Birth: March 14, 1967
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Death: July 5, 2020(2020-07-05) (aged 53)
Education: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) - University of California, Santa Cruz; MBA - Webster Vienna Private University; Associate of Arts (AA) in Computer Science - Mission City College
Occupation: Software Engineer, Educator, Political Figure
Residence: Bradenton, Florida
Party: Libertarian Party of Florida
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Char-Lez Braden (March 14, 1967 – July 5, 2020) was an American Software Engineer, educator, and political figure. He was known for his contributions to the tech industry, his role in education, and his involvement in the Libertarian Party of Florida.

Early Life and Education

Braden was born on March 14, 1967, in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) and was recognized as a proud "slug," the university's mascot. He later pursued higher education and obtained an MBA with an emphasis on finance and human resources from Webster Vienna Private University.

He also attended Mission City College, where he earned an Associate of Arts (AA) degree in Computer Science.


Braden's career spanned over two decades and encompassed various roles within the tech industry. He worked as a Software Engineer, applying his skills and expertise to help companies achieve their technical and business goals. With a passion for programming, he excelled in startup and mid-stage companies, demonstrating his ability to quickly adapt and make meaningful contributions.

His commitment to education led him to become a Computer Science instructor at Kaiser University. Through his teaching, he shared his extensive knowledge and real-world examples, making complex concepts accessible to his students. Braden was highly regarded as an educator, mentor, and leader, contributing significantly to the growth of aspiring engineers.

Political Involvement

Braden was an active member of the Libertarian Party of Florida. He served as the Chairman of the party, advocating for individual liberties, limited government intervention, and personal freedom. His involvement in politics reflected his dedication to principles aligned with libertarian ideology.

Personal Life and Legacy

In addition to his professional achievements, Braden was known for his diverse interests. He was an avid fantasy gamer and enjoyed engaging in the world of imagination and creativity. He held the title of "King of Hanover" in the gaming community.

Tragically, Char-Lez Braden passed away on July 5, 2020. He is survived by his wife Michelle Braden, his daughters Marissa, Ivy, Zoie, and Breember of Ellenton, FL. He is also survived by his father, Flash Braden, his son-in-law Tyler, his granddaughter Isabella, and his siblings Ina Hovanec, Brittany Braden, and Nick Braden.

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