Jul 22, 2014
Brandon Announces Bid for High Point Mayor
High Point, N.C. — State Representative Marcus Brandon (D-60) announced his candidacy for Mayor of High Point on Friday. As North Carolina's only openly-gay legislator, Brandon is currently serving his second term in the North Carolina General Assembly; his tenure began in 2011. Current Mayor Bernita Sims is not seeking reelection.
A native of High Point, Brandon serves a district that contains most of the eastern part of the city. Since beginning his time in the legislature, Brandon has won Legislator of the Year awards from SEIU/SEANC and Equality NC.
When reached for comment, Brandon issued the following statement: