ABOUT ME

Hi, I'm Brandy

Brandy Fluker Oakley, Esq. is State Representative for the 12th Suffolk District serving parts of Dorchester, Hyde Park, Mattapan, and Milton. As a first-term legislator, Brandy serves on the following committees: Transportation, The Judiciary, Community Development & Small Business, and Racial Equity, Civil Rights & Inclusion. She proudly serves on the Women’s Caucus executive board as a Representative for the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus.
 
Born and raised in Boston by a single mother from the segregated south, Brandy has a long-standing passion for social justice and organized her first protest in the third grade. Never one to accept the status quo, Brandy has dedicated her career to advocacy, education equity, and progressive causes. 

Upon graduating from Boston Latin School, she attended Syracuse University and graduated with bachelor’s degrees in both social work and public policy. Brandy, a member of the Baltimore Teachers Union, taught third grade earning her Master’s in Education at The Johns Hopkins University before attending law school at Emory University. She became a public defender with the Committee for Public Counsel Services in the Boston Municipal and Chelsea District Courts.

 

While zealously representing clients, Brandy witnessed firsthand systemic inequities and how those who are not served well by our public school system, are served very well by our criminal justice system. This observation launched her career into policy and political advocacy at the city and state level. She has professionally worked as an organizer, an executive director, and everything in between. 

Brandy’s work solidified her belief in the power of democracy and that communities are more than capable of identifying solutions to address their most pressing needs and challenges. Brandy formerly served as a member of the Mattahunt Community Center Advisory Board in partnership with Wheelock College and was active in Mattapan United. 
 
Brandy is the founder and president of Delighting in God Ministries (D.I.G.), a faithful member of her church, member of the Dorchester YMCA, life member of the NAACP, a practicing attorney and member of both the Massachusetts Black Lawyers Association & the Women’s Bar Association, and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She is the only child of Rev. Brenda A. Fluker and fiercely protective of her mom.