Recognized as an independent thinker who ranks getting things done above partisan politics, Brandon is serving his 2nd term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives (D-48, Washington County). He is a respected member of the Democratic Caucus who has successfully had bills, amendments and resolutions passed with bipartisan support. Brandon was the lead legislator to call for an investigation of Governor Corbett’s failure to properly investigate the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse allegations. Currently, he is the elected Democratic Secretary of the Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee. He also serves on the Labor & Industry, Consumer Affairs, Judiciary, and Rules committees.
Brandon has been a strong advocate for all Pennsylvanians in Harrisburg. He has sponsored bills to protect neglected and abused children and introduced legislation to safeguard consumers, especially our seniors, from identity theft. Most recently, he has proposed The Pennsylvania False Claims Act to strengthen our whistleblower laws and prevent government fraud and waste of taxpayer dollars.
The son of an elementary school teacher, Brandon knows that education is the key to economic opportunity. He has acted as a facilitator between educators, community leaders and local businesses to foster hiring and create life-long careers in Pennsylvania. His STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) education forums, along with his youth job discussions and women and minorities work awareness forums are firsts by a Pennsylvania legislator. In 2013, Brandon was awarded the Bob O’Connor Junior Achievement Leadership Award for his work to empower young people to develop the skills needed to experience the opportunities of the 21st-century global marketplace and contribute to Pennsylvania’s economic growth.