Bruce was born in New London, CT. After leaving the University of Connecticut, he moved to Boston, where he started his career in financial services, including as a stock broker and trader. 30 years in the business led him from Boston, to San Diego and finally to Las Vegas. Bruce and his wife Darlene retired in 2010 and moved to Honolulu to live their dream and open a deli. By 2012, they were back in Las Vegas, a bit poorer and wiser. In 2017, they bought a home in Green Valley, and Bruce decided to pursue his life-long dream of running for office, to help shrink government.