Brandon is a dedicated and thoughtful leader. He was raised by a public school teacher and a Marine. They instilled in him a sense of community service, and that is a value that Brandon and his wife Kellie teach their young sons, Caleb and Brandon II.
Brandon is a respected member of the Finance Committee and an independent thinker who has worked across the aisle to get things done.
Of the 33 bills he sponsored or cosponsored in his first legislative session, 72% had bipartisan support. HB 732, a bill that helps small nonprofits (including PTAs), passed the House with a unanimous vote.
Brandon takes initiative on issues critical to our state’s future. On the first day of the legislative session, he cosponsored HB5 to expand Medicaid in our state and make healthcare more affordable for 500,000 North Carolinians.
After the 9/11 surprise vote to override Gov. Roy Cooper’s budget veto, Brandon filed HR 1021 to prevent future deceptive tactics to deprive voters of true representation. Brandon believes public servants should lead with integrity and work to find common ground to pass legislation rather than treat lawmaking like it's a game.
Prior to serving Charlotte in the state house, Brandon served on the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Housing Advisory Board, chaired the board for the Council for Children’s Rights, chaired the city of Charlotte’s Disparity Study Advisory Committee and helped revise the city’s small business program.
Brandon’s leadership and service has been recognized with the North Carolina Bar Association Citizen Lawyer Award, the Charlotte Business Journal 40 Under 40 Award, the Charlotte Chamber’s Young Professionals Business Leader for small to midsized companies and Uptown Charlotte Magazine Community Catalyst Award.
He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he graduated with highest honors and met his wife. He earned his law degree from New York University School of Law, where he was a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar and a Dean’s Scholar.
Brandon is a partner with the law firm Robinson Bradshaw, where he focuses his practice in the area of public finance. He advises and represents cities, counties, hospitals, universities and nonprofits financing capital improvements that benefit the public. He began his legal career practicing with the civil rights law firm Ferguson Stein Chambers.