Brandon Cooper serves as the 1st Vice Chairman of the Maryland Republican Party, the youngest in state party history. Brandon has been a long-time Party activist, including formerly serving as the Chairman of the Prince George's County Republican Central Committee, Vice Chairman of the Maryland Young Republicans, and Chairman of the Howard University College Republicans.
Brandon has worked as staff for the Republican National Committee, two US Senate Campaigns in Maryland and Kentucky, and numerous local campaigns across the state. Brandon has repeatedly been recognized for his contributions to the Party, including being the recipient of the Maryland Republican Party's 2017 Man of the Year Award and the 2013 Young Republican of the Year Award.
Outside of politics, Brandon is active in his community and is a co-founder and current member of the Board of Directors for the Prince George's County Chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. The organization is focused on empowering the community through its four pillars of Mentoring, Education, Health and Wellness, and Economic Empowerment. Brandon is also a member of the National Collegiate100 Committee, the governing body for the national organization’s college mentoring programs on over 60 college campuses nationwide. Brandon was the recipient of the chapter’s 2015 Member of the Year award as recognition for his outstanding service in empowering youth and the community overall.
Brandon received double Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degrees from Howard University in Political Science and French. He also received his Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he served as the Vice President of his Class Student Bar Association and Vice Chairman of the UMD Law Federalist Society.