meet Brandon

I am a proud lifelong resident of St. Mary’s County. I learned the value of hard work from my father’s family, who grew tobacco, corn, soy beans, and more on a farm that’s been in our family for well over 100 years. In 2005, I graduated from Chopticon High School. Later that year, my Dad unexpectedly died from a heart attack. Though it came with an unimaginably high cost, I am thankful for the lessons I learned as a result of that life experience. I’m also thankful for my Mom and stepfather, Andy, as well as extended family, who were there for me in the aftermath. Over the next eight years, I worked to pay my way through college, earning an Associate’s Degree from the College of Southern Maryland and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of Maryland University College.

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Age 3

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As a child of St. Mary’s County, determination and a strong work ethic are in my blood. At 18, I was promoted to Assistant Manager at my first job by asking for the opportunity and proving I was qualified. I worked for a retail pharmacy chain in Leonardtown for nine years, where I was promoted to Store Manager within my first year. Combined, I have over a decade of experience managing diverse teams of individuals. During that time, I promoted numerous employees because I believe in building a strong bench of talent and rewarding dedicated, hardworking individuals. I was consistently recognized as a leader in the region. Now, I manage operations for a local small business with six figures in yearly sales and offices in four states.

In 2020, I married my husband, Paul, surrounded by close family in a small ceremony in Leonardtown. Paul is the love of my life, and we’ve been together for 13 years. We live in Leonardtown with our two cats, and French bulldog, Sophia. Paul is an exceptional teacher, educating students who attend St. Mary’s County Public Schools. I am constantly inspired by Paul’s ability to make learning easy for anyone and everyone. Educators often act as more than teachers--they're counselors, service workers, nutritionists and more. I’m grateful for educators like Paul, whose investment in our community yields unlimited returns.  

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I'm thankful to live in a county rich with history. My Dad passed on his love of history when I was young by telling me stories of finding arrowheads on the family farm. From there, my interest in learning about the past, and learning from it, grew. I believe it is important to know the history of our area in order to properly plan for its future.

My passion for history built into a dedication to this county, and I would be honored to represent you as Commissioner.