Marcus Brandon

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Marcus Brandon
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North Carolina House of Representatives District 60
Incumbent
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
January 1, 2015
Years in position 3
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$13,951/year
Per diem$104/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
First elected2010
Term limitsN/A
Education
Bachelor'sNorth Carolina A&T University
Personal
ProfessionPolitical consultant
Websites
Office website
Kenneth "Marcus" Brandon is a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, representing District 60. He was first elected to the chamber in 2010.

Brandon is not running for re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2014. Instead, Brandon was a 2014 Democratic candidate seeking election to the U.S. House to represent the 12th Congressional District of North Carolina.[1] Brandon was defeated by Alma Adams in the Democratic primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

Biography

Brandon earned his Bachelor's degree from North Carolina A&T University. He has worked as a national account executive for NGP Software and a political consultant to Democratic candidates around the country including former Representative Dennis Kucinich. Brandon also helped create KMB Consulting.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Brandon served on the following committees:

North Carolina Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Banking
Education, Vice-chair
Government
Judiciary
Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Brandon served on the following committees:

Elections

2014

See also: North Carolina's 12th Congressional District elections, 2014

Brandon ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent North Carolina's 12th District. Brandon was defeated by Alma Adams in the Democratic primary on May 6, 2014.[2]

U.S. House, North Carolina District 12 Democratic Primary, 2014
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAlma Adams 44% 15,235
Malcolm Graham 23.6% 8,180
George Battle 12.5% 4,342
Marcus Brandon 8.2% 2,856
James "Smuggie" Mitchell 5.1% 1,775
Curtis Osborne 5% 1,733
Rajive Patel 1.4% 502
Total Votes 34,623
Source: Results via the North Carolina State Board of Elections

2012

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2012

Brandon ran for re-election in 2012. He defeated Earl Jones in the May 8, 2012, Democratic primary. The race was a rematch from a 2010 primary, when the roles were flipped and Jones was the incumbent. He was unchallenged in the general election on November 6, 2012.[3][4][5]

North Carolina House of Representatives, District 60, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMarcus Brandon Incumbent 100% 27,755
Total Votes 27,755
North Carolina House of Representatives District 60 Democratic Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngMarcus Brandon Incumbent 66.2% 4,928
Earl Jones 33.8% 2,520
Total Votes 7,448

2010

See also: North Carolina House of Representatives elections, 2010

Brandon defeated Lonnie Wilson (R) in the general election.[6][7]

North Carolina House of Representatives General Election, District 60, 2010
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Brandon 69.7% 10,664
     Republican Lonnie Wilson 30.3% 4,646
Total Votes 15,310

2010 Primary

Brandon defeated incumbent Earl Jones in the Democratic primary on May 4 by a margin of 1,625-1,092.[8] Jones was seeking his fifth term.

North Carolina House of Representatives May 4 Primary, District 60 Democratic Primary, 2010
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngKenneth Brandon 59.8% 1,625
Earl Jones Incumbent 40.2% 1,092
Total Votes 2,717

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Brandon is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Brandon raised a total of $134,883 during that time period. This information was last updated on August 30, 2013.[9]

Marcus Brandon's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 60 Won $80,070
2010 North Carolina House of Representatives, District 60 Won $54,813
Grand Total Raised $134,883

2012

Brandon won re-election to the North Carolina House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Brandon raised a total of $80,070.
North Carolina House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Marcus Brandon's campaign in 2012
North Carolina Association of Realtors$7,200
State Employees Association of North Carolina$4,000
Victory Fund Pac$3,500
Helmich, William$2,500
Parents for Educational Freedom$2,500
Total Raised in 2012$80,070
Source:Follow the Money

Scorecards

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2013-2014

In 2013, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 9 to July 26. In 2014, the North Carolina General Assembly will be in session from May 14 through a date to be determined by the legislature.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Civitas Action: 2013 Full Rankings
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues and ideals.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Environment North Carolina: 2014 Legislative Scorecard
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on 20 bills picked by the organization that they consider the worst of the session.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to pro-family and Biblical values.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on bills relating to animal welfare, sponsoring animal welfare bills, completing the NCVAW survey and responsiveness to animal advocates constituents.

2011–2012

In 2011, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from January 26 to June 18. A special session dealing with redistricting began July 13 and ended July 28. In 2012, the North Carolina General Assembly was in session from May 16 to July 3.

  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on environment and conservation issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key conservative issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.
  • Legislators are scored on their votes on key environmental issues.

Personal

Brandon resides in High Point, North Carolina.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Earl Jones
North Carolina House - District 60
2011–present
Succeeded by
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