Marcus Brandon stood out as a freshman Democrat in the NC House and deserves a second term. Marcus Brandon didn’t go to Raleigh last year and disappear. He could have. As a Democrat newly elected to his first term in the state House of Representatives, he found himself at the bottom of the pecking order: a freshman member of the party suddenly cast out of power. He was also young and entering his first public office at any level of government. But Brandon, 37, didn’t fade into the woodwork. He stood out for his energy, creativity and, sometimes, for crossing party lines to get results.
Jones who Brandon outsted two years ago by a wide margin is fiercely critical of Brandon’s performance, but his attacks are unfounded, ill-informed or hypocritical.