As a young man full of dreams in the suburbs of Inglewood California, Greg Brannon was never short of inspiration. His single mother set the pace as she raised two fine young men. With passion that centered on untold patriotism, young Brannon knew that he had to work; push the bar and reach for his valid dreams. It was therefore no surprise that Brannon became the first person in his family to go to college. Eager and yearning to learn, he scored a scholarship to the University of Southern California. From the institution, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biological Science in 1982. In 1988, this upcoming medical expert earned a Medical Degree from the Chicago Medical School. After his residency in LA, he became Clinical Professor at UNC and soon started his own practice in Cary, NC.
Dr. Greg Brannon was always philosophical in his political approach. His personal beliefs like the sanctity of life formed early. His love for country was cemented by his mother. Brannon’s mother provided encyclopedias in which he would read about the hearty stories of the founding fathers. His mother was always passionate about her political heroes include Barry Goldwater among others. Brannon was greatly influenced by conservative values as inscribed in the founding document. This marked the onset of his political interest even as he made public his policies on how the country could function better with a radical shift.
With firm principles, Dr. Brannon decided to dip his feet in the political waters in 2014. He sought to be elected in the U.S Senate to represent North Carolina and became a Republican Party candidate. However, Dr. Brannon lost in the primary to Thom Tillis. In the true spirit of not giving up, Dr. Brannon decided to seek election in the US senate again in 2016. Unfortunately, Richard Blurr took the win in the Republican primary. Later in 2016, he also sought to be elected to the House to represent the 2nd Congressional District of North Carolina. In the primary, incumbent George Holding retained the seat.
As a practicing OB/GYN for over three decades, Dr. Brannon has delivered over 9,000 babies. His influence and philosophy has resonated with many. His firm stand on various aspects of life has made him a formidable leader who continues to influence his society positively. Dr. Brannon is a spirited campaigner against abortion. To this end, he sits at the board for Hand of Hope which is a pregnancy support group. He is also a committed member of the Pro-Life association of obstetrics and gynecologists.
He also firmly believes in a stronger U.S border and enhancing the military to its full potential. Dr. Brannon believes that the federal government should not seek to gain from the health and education sector. He is a strong believer in individual statutory rights and freedom. This health provider is a nation builder who is not just patriotic but committed to making a difference every single day. His love for country will linger as he inspires even more people to be the change they want to see.
There is no doubt that the prosperity of America has been driven by immigrants. Today, the nation is composed of people from all walks of life. This variety has been a source of great strength as the United States continues to stand out as the world’s greatest nation. We all value the input brought by immigrants; and in actual sense, most of us are immigrants. Having said this, America has also been built by a continual enforcement of the rule of law. Strong laws and guidelines have allowed progress to happen in all facets of life. When it comes to immigration, the rule of law cannot be overlooked.
I have always been open about my stance, when it comes to family values. As a Christian and medical practitioner, I believe that marriage was created to suit one man and one woman. Our bodies are molded creatively by the maker to bring forth new life. It is through this innate state that we find great happiness and family value. It is no secret that the national push for same-sex rights compelled North Carolina to acknowledge same-sex marriage rights. I believe that enhancing family values is not about silencing the rights of other people. As an advocate for strong family values, my work is to talk about what I believe in passionately.
Our Constitution does not have a provision for Federal governments to be involved in the local education. The Department of Education has over the years grown at very unacceptable pace and it has also failed to report tangible and measurable results that show the raise in education levels and reducing achievement gaps. This is despite the huge budget given to this department from $14.5 billion in 1980 to over $68.6 billion in 2017. I strongly believe that educational decisions can only be effective at the local level where teachers, parents and community leaders are engaged in determining the most efficient ways of using their resources.
Running for senate position in North Carolina was an opportunity to inject the fresh idea into our political system that had failed us in many ways. My message has been the same since I started running for this position although it has been misunderstood by a certain section of our society. I have posed this question so many times: Do we need a centralized government or a decentralized one? And, the obvious answer I get is a decentralized government. I support the idea of having more liberty where people have major say in the local level about their resources.