Legislator Profile: Bill Brawley (R-Mecklenburg)
In this Real Facts Legislator Profile, we focus on Representative Bill Brawley, a Republican from House District 103, first elected to the General Assembly in 2010. Brawley moved to Matthews, N.C. in 1982 and was a Matthews town commissioner from 1989 to 1993.
Brawley is a real estate broker. As a legislator, he supported bills that favor the real estate business over the public. Read more on Brawley here.
Brawley proudly supports private school vouchers that siphon money from our public school system
- He sponsored a bill that lets Matthews-Mint Hill areas create their own charter school districts, a move CMS said would re-segregate Mecklenburg County.
- Brawley voted for the 2017 Republican budget that Republican budget allocated $45 million to the controversial school voucher program
“I will tell you I’m disappointed in the quality of the education my kids received,” --Brawley said of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. (Charlotte Observer, 1/5/18)
Bill Brawley voted for House Bill 2, the controversial bill that cost NC an estimated $450 million to $630 million
- Due to HB2, the NBA pulled the 2017 All-Star game from Charlotte, costing the city upward of $100 million.
Brawley is a vocal supporter of the I-77 toll lanes.
Brawley is a real estate broker. As a legislator, he supported bills that favor the business over people, putting renters and the public at risk.
- He sponsored a bill to make it more difficult for towns to inspect residential properties for unsafe conditions.
- Bill Brawley tried to kill rental housing inspection programs designed to hold landlords accountable and dissuade them from renting to people prone to commit crime and keep neighborhoods safer.
- In what appears to be a conflict of interest, Bill Brawley, a commercial real estate broker, inserted language into a bill “pushed by the N.C. Association of Realtors” to “expand real estate agents’ ability to perform market analyses of properties.”
Read more on Brawley here.