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Meet NCPBA Staff Representative and Lobbyist Brandon McGaha

North Carolina PBA staff representative Brandon McGaha lives in Western N.C., and is married to his beautiful wife, Karla. They have four gorgeous girls. The oldest is married and has given Brandon and Karla their first granddaughter. They enjoy working in their church, camping, sports and their pets. He serves as a board member on the Town of Mills River Board of Adjustment. Brandon graduated from West Henderson High School, has a Bachelor of Arts in criminal justice from Columbia College, and is beginning his MPA at Western Carolina University.
Brandon began his career with the North Carolina Department of Corrections. He left NCDOC and went to work for the Gaston County Sheriff’s Office. He worked in the detention center as a corporal supervising staff and offenders. Brandon returned home and began working for the Hendersonville Police Department in 2005. 
At HPD, Brandon served as a detective and sergeant in the patrol division until 2018. He worked in and supervised specialized units such as SWAT and street crimes. In his 13 years with HPD, he completed FBI-Leeda, Vision Henderson County and other leadership programs. He was awarded Officer of the Year, Team of the Year, Knights of Columbus Officer of the Year, and the Sons of the American Revolution Officer of the Year, among a few. Brandon was awarded citations for good conduct and bravery under gunfire.  Brandon actively serves with the Transylvania County Sheriff’s Office as a reserve deputy. Pre-COVID, Brandon traveled with TACTICA Ministries, where they trained special operations units in Central and South America while giving them Christian-centered teachings. 
Brandon was first elected to PBA office in 2008. He served as the NCPBA division senior vice president and the Mountain Chapter president, where they had several battles with the City of Asheville in its treatment of police officers. Brandon came to work for the SSPBA in 2018 as N.C. staff representative. He also serves in North Carolina governmental affairs under Executive Director John Midgette. Brandon’s duties for the NCPBA are dealing with member issues such as discipline, use of force and many other situations that stem from their duties. Brandon works as a lobbyist on law enforcement issues in the N.C. General Assembly and around the state. 
Brandon has this to say about working for the PBA, “It is my honor every day to continue serving law enforcement officers in our state. The SSPBA is the finest organization I have ever seen, putting officers’ needs front and center.  I spent the first part of my career on the streets. It has led me to fight as an advocate for cops’ rights. I will give my best daily to the law officers who serve us.”

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