Biography

State Representative Brandon L. McGee Jr. is serving his third term in the legislature and represents parts of Windsor and Hartford. He is the Vice Chair of the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee and is also a member of the Appropriations, Education, and Human Services Committees. Additionally, he serves as Assistant Majority Whip and Vice Chair of the Black and Puerto Rican Caucus.

Rep. McGee is a native of Hartford and serves as Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Capitol Region Education Council (CREC). He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Alabama State University and a Master’s of Science in Management & Organizational Leadership from Albertus Magnus College. He is the founder and chief executive officer of The BMcGee Firm, a boutique firm which specializes in innovative training and collaborative development, strategic planning, and leadership and organizational development.

In 2009, he became the youngest recipient to receive the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Community Award. In 2017 he recieved the Excellence in Mentoring Award from the National Mentoring Partnership for his commitment to youth mentoring.

Early in his career, Brandon McGee was the Youth & College Division NAACP President for the state of Alabama from 2004-2006. During that time, Rep. McGee became acquainted with many national figures in the civil rights movement. Brandon was fortunate to befriend Rosa Parks, one of the most influential figures of the civil rights movement, whom he considered a friend and mentor. These experiences and his desire to help people and communities reach their full potential led to his decision to seek public office. His long affiliation and strong ties to his alma mater, Alabama State University, led to the creation of the Brandon McGee Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship in 2014.

He has numerous affiliations and serves in various capacities, including:

  • Northeast Neighborhood Revitalization Zone (NRZ), Economic Development Chair (Hartford)
  • Ascend Mentoring, Board President (Windsor)
  • Hartford Behavioral Health, Board Member
  • NAACP of Greater Hartford, Member
  • BSL Educational Foundation, Inc., President 

Rep. McGee is also a deacon and member of the Board of Directors of the Citadel of Love Church. He lives in Hartford with his wife Geralynn.