Press Release: Phil Noble Hires Brandon Upson as Campaign Manager
(Charleston, SC) – Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Noble has hired campaign veteran Brandon Upson as his campaign manager.
Upson is an Aiken, SC native who got his political start in 2010 as a regional field organizer for Organizing for America (OFA), the organizing arm of President Obama’s campaign. He orchestrated the field strategy that helped elect Mayor Joe Riley in a hotly contested re-election bid in 2011 – winning with 68% of the vote. Since 2010, he has managed and/or consulted nearly three dozen campaigns across the country. Brandon has been trained by the Front Line Leaders Academy, New Leaders Council, Camp Wellstone, Democracy for America, and The DCCC.
As of this announcement, Upson joins a very short list of African Americans who have led campaigns for executive office in the country.
“Brandon’s addition is a major boost to this campaign. He has an incredibly sharp mind, deep connections within South Carolina, and great instincts. I am confident he will help get us even closer to victory,” said Phil Noble.
“I know for a fact that there are extremely talented political operatives of color across this country. Any number of them could lead a major campaign to victory, we only need an opportunity to lead. I’m grateful that Phil has trusted me with this opportunity. Hopefully, this race will open the door for operatives that look like me,” said Upson.
Brandon is an Iraqi War Veteran, husband, and father of three.