Political Leaders On the Verge Who will be the next Barack and Michelle Obama? We take a look at the emerging political players in the trenches—elected officials, activists and local leaders making their mark in the nation’s capital and around the nation.
Name: Oscar Braynon II Age: 30 Position: Representative, Florida House of Representatives
The Democratic Deputy Whip of the Florida House of Representatives, Oscar Braynon II represents the Miami suburb of Miami Gardens. Having previously served as a City Council member and Vice Mayor of Miami Gardens, in 2006 he was featured in Ebony magazine’s “30 Leaders Under 30” feature on emerging politicos. His major goals include bringing down homeowner insurance rates and securing funds for public transit and public safety.