Brandon is the product of our state’s public school system and the son of a public school teacher. He credits his mother’s interventions and the quality education he received in public schools as life-changing influences. Brandon is running for re-election to advocate for South Charlotte communities the same way his mother advocated for him. Brandon supports Gov. Cooper's proposed budget which has a significant pay increase for teachers, increased investment for SmartStart, expands medicaid coverage and improves the lives of North Carolinians.

ISSUES:  Brandon's Priorities

ON EDUCATION:
  • Make per pupil spending a priority. Every child deserves the best education possible. North Carolina has fallen to one of the lowest in the nation in per-pupil spending.

  • Raise teacher pay to the national levels. NC ranks 35th in the nation.

  • Invest in early childhood programs.

  • Expand vocational education programs and apprenticeships in our high schools and community colleges.

ON HEALTHCARE:
 
  • It’s wrong that nearly 500,00 North Carolinians, including children, go without health insurance because they can’t afford it. Brandon will ensure all North Carolinians have access to affordable, quality health care.

  • NC residents pay 7 percent more for health insurance. Brandon will vote to extend coverage to people who need it, which will help the state gain billions in revenue, reduce premiums for ALL North Carolinians and create thousands of jobs in the health care sector.

  • Protect health insurance coverage for pre-existing conditions.

  • Brandon will oppose legislation that removes children from their parents’ health insurance.

ON JOBS:
  • Brandon will support infrastructure improvements, which will create hundreds of jobs and improve our bridges and roads.  

  • Brandon believes that we must make our city and state a competitive place for businesses to come and to stay—we’ve got to stop losing out on economic development opportunities.

  • Brandon will fight to grow local talent and make North Carolina an incubator for creativity and innovation.

  • Brandon will work to bring more high-tech, healthcare, banking, and energy jobs to our region.

ON THE ENVIRONMENT:
  • Brandon believes in a green economy that promotes sustainability all while keeping social justice at the forefront.  

  • Brandon is fighting to protect our air, water, and natural beauty. 

  • Brandon will fight to bring back the Renewable Energy Investment Tax Credit and allow for third party sales which would make solar more affordable for North Carolinians. 

  • Brandon will work to lift the cap on funding projects that support multi-modal transportation and electric vehicles.

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