Mississippi State House District 102
2019 Race Update: Brandon lost 35.96% to 64.04%
Brandon Rue is a native of Meridian, Mississippi. He is a Communications Studies Major with a double minor in Political Science and Psychology at the University of Southern Mississippi.
At the age of 17, Brandon accepted his calling in the ministry as a Minister of the gospel in his hometown of Meridian. Here he served as the youth minister and worked closely with the pastor. Brandon now volunteers at West Point Baptist Church in Hattiesburg, where he teaches the youth’s Christian development classes.
Brandon’s passion for the youth is not only in the church, he also founded a non-profit organization, Elevate. This organization was chartered in February of 2018. The organization was founded to promote leadership and empowerment, provide exposure to a variety of career options, promote prosocial behavior, and endorse the importance of being responsible. The organization completes these objectives by working with 5th grade students at Woodley Elementary School in Hattiesburg.
Since entering college, Brandon has worked hard to change the narrative that young people do not care about politics and don’t vote as he has worked with multiple organizations and movements to create change. Brandon has worked with Common Cause, a national, bipartisan organization that fights for the common-sense rights of people. He has also done work for the Poor People’s Campaign who strive to provide a voice for the voiceless. Brandon’s activism has really shown in his time at the University of Southern Mississippi as he has registered over 1,500 of his peers to vote. He has also created and led marches and walks to the polling precinct to promote the importance of using your voice and voting. Brandon is no stranger to campaigns, either, as he has already worked on four different campaigns during his time in college. He began his political work by volunteering for Johnny Dupree in his re-election bid for Mayor. He then continued by working for Kathryn Rehner in her state legislative race, Representative Jeramey Anderson in his bid for United States Congress, and Secretary Mike Espy when he ran for United States Senate.