Hi, I'm Brandy
Brandy Fluker Oakley grew up in both Dorchester and Mattapan. She is a proud graduate of Boston Public Schools. Raised 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. Brandy, a member of the Baltimore Teachers Union, taught third-grade 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.
Brandy believes 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 Advisory Board and was active in Mattapan United. She is the founder and president of Delighting in God Ministries (D.I.G.), a faithful member of her church, member of the Dorchester YMCA, a practicing attorney, and an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.