Bill Brawley, Candidate for State House of Representatives (District 103)
A commercial real estate broker from Charlotte, Representative Bill Brawley has been active in his community for 30 years, where he spent two terms on the Matthews Town Council and eleven years on the Mecklenburg Parks Commission. He was appointed to the Citizens Blue Ribbon Commission on County Governance and served or chaired over a dozen other boards and committees. Representative Brawley first enlisted in the United States Army in 1969 and served on active duty until he was honorably discharged in 1975.
Representative Brawley is not new to politics. He first joined the Young Republicans in 1968, going on to become a delegate to the North Carolina State Republican Convention in 1977. He has worked on the campaigns of Presidents Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and countless other state and local candidates over the years.
Now serving his fourth term in the House, Representative Brawley serves on seven committees this session: Appropriations (Chair); Finance (senior Chair); Homelessness, Foster Care, and Dependency; Insurance; Rules, Calendar, and Operations of the House; State and Local Government I; and Transportation.
Last session, Representative Brawley was chosen by Speaker Moore to be the powerful senior chairman of the Finance Committee and to also serve as a Vice-Chairman of Appropriations. He also served on the Committee on Commerce and Job Development, the Environment Committee, the Insurance Committee, the Committee on Local Government, and the Transportation Committee.
Representative Brawley is a tenacious defender of private property rights, limited government, and lower taxes. He was singlehandedly responsible for one of the major pieces of legislation in the 2013-2014 session; he authored a historic state law, House Bill 817, that modernizes the way we build, maintain and fund North Carolina’s vast transportation network. He spoke with UNC-TV’s Kelly McCullen about the reforms in 2013.
Based on his strong conservative principles and effectiveness representing the people of Mecklenburg County, Representative Brawley won a decisive re-election victory in 2016 after running unopposed in 2012 and 2014.