From: The American Independent
On a night when advocates of LGBT policy saw many of their preferred candidates lose, Democrat Marcus Brandon became only the second openly gay member of the North Carolina General Assembly.
Brandon will represent the House District 60, covering portions of Greensboro and High Point. Julia Boseman, a state senator representing Wilmington who was the first openly gay member of the General Assembly, did not seek reelection this year.
Brandon, a political consultant and founder of KMB Consulting, has a background in politics, including serving as national finance director for U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) during his run for president in 2008. Just 35 years old, Brandon defeated Earl Jones, a four-term incumbent, by 20 points in the Democratic Primary.
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