State Representative Brandon McGee is a freshman legislator, but no stranger to public service. He is a member or leader of numerous community organizations with a focus on mentoring, character building, economic development and civic participation.
McGee brings his public spirit into the private sector, where he uses his leadership and organization development business, SPEAK! Consulting, to offer mentorship opportunities that expose young people to the business world.
Hartford Mayor Pedro Segarra, in nominating McGee, cited his dedication to community and his determination as instrumental to his success and to winning a tough election.
McGee describes himself as a “people and community developer.” That is easily reflected in his volunteer affiliations, which include Citadel of Love Church; Hartford 2000 (the coalition of Neighborhood Revitalization Zone Committees and the City of Hartford); Hartford Action Plan; the Black and Latino Scholastic Achievement Consortium; the YMCA; and many more. McGee has also served as a mentor in several programs, including the Youth Alive program of the City of Hartford’s Department of Families, Children, Youth and Recreation. In 2009, he became the youngest ever to receive the National Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials Community Award.