July 5, 1977 |
Bakersfield, California, US
Robert Beadles (born July 5, 1977) is an American businessman, writer, and former United States political candidate. Beadles ran in the 2010 Republican primaries in California's 11th congressional district. His business interests encompass road safety, construction, real estate, music production, finance and philanthropy. He is currently CEO of Robert Beadles Inc. and Big Time Records.
Beadles was born in Bakersfield, California. At the age of 17 he married his childhood sweetheart, Nicole Beadles. Together with their two sons, they made their home in Northern California in the wine grape region of Lodi and in Hawaii.
Despite his easygoing and friendly nature, Beadles was very driven and disciplined as a child. His desire to succeed at everything he tried saw him receive 3 martial arts black belts by age 21, become an avid and accomplished hunter-marksman and weightlifter. By his late teens Beadles was determined to become independently wealthy at an early age.
Beadles started his own business in his early 20's, supplying signage, barricades, traffic and safety services to California State public works and private construction projects.
Beadles is a property investor focused on providing high quality rental homes and apartments for low income families.
Investments in local infrastructure re-building roads, bridges and local neighborhoods have established Beadles as a man of the people. His combined business ventures and interests employ several hundred people.
In 2006, Big Time Records was established as a conduit for new musical artists to achieve success in the music industry. Disappointed with the caliber of bands and the machine that the major labels represent, Beadles launched a label that promised to bring a fresh player to a somewhat stagnant music scene.
In 2010, Big Time Records brought Chevelle and Sick Puppies to California's Stockton Arena to perform for the Stockton community. Beadles has been involved in the production of numerous local, regional and national events.
Big Time Records currently has a roster of three artists, two of which have achieved chart success; Seven Day Sonnet with their single 'Hapless' is charting in the mid 30's as of June 2011, and Dazeafter's remake of Autograph's 'Turn Up the Radio' went top 40 on the Active Rock charts in 2010/2011.
Beadles became a self-made millionaire by the age of 26 and shares his success with numerous charities to help communities at street level and donates time, equity and resources to causes such as The Make A Wish Foundation. He founded a website to promote independent journalism and continues to work behind the scenes politically and financially to improve the lives of those in his community and home State of California.
In 2009, Beadles authored and self-published a book titled 'Here's What You Do'. Advertised as a blueprint for success, it largely told the story of his business life, his moral convictions as they relate to building wealth, his political and economic outlook and his strategy to achieve a level of wealth that could be described as 'financial independence'. Revenue from book sales was donated to charity.
Encouraged by family, friends, colleagues and local business owners in the Lodi and Stockton area and driven by his conviction that Capitol Hill politicians on both sides of the aisle were inadequately representing the people, Robert Beadles launched his bid for public office with the founding of the 'Robert Beadles For Congress' Campaign committee in August 2009. Seeking the nomination in his 11th Congressional District Primary as a Republican Party candidate for the House of Representatives, he ran a grassroots campaign for party nomination in the seat held by incumbent Rep. Jerry McNerney, D-Pleasanton.
His platform was based on fiscal restraint, job growth through support for small business, protection of individual freedoms and a return to constitutional government accountable to the United States people.
In April 2010 Robert Beadles announced his departure from the Republican Primaries. He placed his campaign's momentum behind David Harmer, filling the position of co-chair on Mr Harmer's campaign committee. On June 9, 2010 David Harmer was successful in his bid to secure the Republican nomination for California's 11th congressional district.
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