Brandon Burleson, a life-long resident of Hays County. Brandon is a small business owner and graduate of San Marcos High School and Texas State University, Brandon is 32 and the grandson of San Marcos’s Rose Brooks, the matriarch of Hays County Democrats. “My grandma, a woman of strong faith, taught me the importance of working for a better community—particularly for those who do not have a place at the table—since before I could even read or write. Her example of working for opportunity, equality, and a responsive government have not only made me proud, but they have also stayed with me, and inspire me in this quest.”
Burleson is an active community volunteer for organizations and activities including the annual Juneteenth BBQ Cook-Off and Cake Auctions, the San Marcos Heritage Association, the First United Methodist Church, Jackson Chapel UMC soup kitchen, and CASA. He is a board member of the Texas State Friends of Fine Arts & Communications, and his businesses also support local causes.