Longtime family advocate and educator vows to prioritize community health and safety
Madison – With nearly 25 years of child and family advocacy under her belt, Madison human-rights leader, family educator and compassionate community organizer, Brandi Grayson, is running for Madison Alder, District 14.
Grayson’s early endorsements include longtime Madison Alder, Shiva Bidar and Former Candidate of the Wisconsin State Senate, Nada Elmikashfi. They are joined by over 200 community stakeholders who endorsed Grayson in the first few hours of her campaign. Bidar had strong words of support, offering “Brandi Grayson is an inspiring and transformational leader with the proven ability to combine vision with operational change. I am honored to support Brandi Grayson for Alder, District 14.”
Having worked with Grayson, Nada Elmikashfi added ” Brandi Grayson has been an instrumental figure in ushering in structural reform here in Madison. Her work and foundation center around giving agency to our most vulnerable — and our community has seen how she has cared, advocated, and fought for those around her. The work and legacy of Brandi on the Madison Common Council will set a tone of equity and healing for years to come — I wholeheartedly endorse her campaign for Madison Common Council.”
Grayson was moved by the overwhelming support. “I am so proud to have the trust and support of Shiva Bidar and Nada Elmikashfi along with the hundreds of the community stakeholders I’ve worked with through the years.” Grayson said. “They know that it is not only my experience as a family educator and human-rights advocate but having been a Black child and teen mother surviving parental addiction and the streets has equipped me with the critical insight necessary for making informed policies that will lead to inclusive and sustainable outcomes. I have been there, I made it through and I know how I made it through. I’m ready to share the map now as a policy-maker.”
Grayson has over 20 years of experience that is essential for bold, informed and inclusive leadership including her role as family educator and advocate for a local organization for which she is founder and CEO, as a treatment foster parent, an adoptive parent, an assistant social worker and case manager.
Grayson is a longtime Madison resident, a West High Grad and she studied Psychology at the UW. She lives with her family on Madison’s vibrant South side.