Name: Stacey Y. Brayboy
Birthplace and/or where you grew up: I grew up in Manning, South Carolina. The great Palmetto State.
Where do you currently call home? Alexandria, Virginia
Occupation: Director of Intergovernmental Affairs: Commonwealth of Virginia. Governor Ralph Northam.
Favorite part about the job: My favorite part of the job is that it allows me to work across different levels of government (state, federal and local). I see where they connect. It also allows me to meet a variety of people from different states, districts with different viewpoints, and work together to find a common goal.
Your first job ever: My very first job in my profession was working for US Senator Fritz Hollings. My first job ever was working at the Piggly Wiggly grocery store as a cashier.
Favorite Book/Currently Reading: Courageous Faith
Comfort Food: Salmon Cakes, and all Seafood.
What’s playing in your car right now? Kurt Carr- Gospel
New Edition- Count Me Out
Drake- Started from the Bottom- clean version
Next journey? I am open to the next journey that life takes.
Favorite Virginia destination? It’s hard to say what my favorite Virginia destination is. If I had to answer I would say the beach.
First political memory? My first political memory was watching how important it was to my grandmother to walk to the fire station and vote. She talked about its importance. I remember going with my grandmother to vote in a presidential election. It changed my life.
Best advice you ever received? Always try your best, Work hard, stay focused and don’t forget to pray.
If you could have dinner with anyone currently living, who would it be and why? I would love to have dinner with President Obama. It would be nice to ask him about our time on the 2008 and 2012 campaigns. I would like to hear his advice on how we bring the country together.
One thing most people would be surprised to learn about you? I love to dance! May not have the best rhythm but love different music.
Ambition, political or otherwise? Stay tuned. I enjoy being behind the scenes, Strategizing and working to get good candidates elected and maybe one day running for a local political office.
Favorite part about the PLP so far? My favorite part of PLP is hearing first hand the experiences from members of the community (grassroots, elected and appointed)! Seeing first hand and traveling to different regions of the commonwealth. Also the development of new friendships.