Brandi Bradley is a Field Representative at Laborers’ Local 773. Previously serving as a staff assistant to U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, U.S. Congressman William Enyart, and U.S. Congressman Jerry F. Costello (ret.), in the 12th District of Illinois. As a staff assistant, Brandi has worked with local and state governments and acted as a liaison with federal agencies on the various issues facing southern Illinois. She is originally from Murphysboro, Illinois and co-founded a non-profit called the Friends of Murphysboro, which is focused on the improvement of Riverside Park and the surrounding neighborhood. Through the Friends of Murphysboro, she has been able to assist in building the first public dog park in Southern Illinois, created the largest craft beer festival in southern Illinois, the Big Muddy Monster Brew Fest, and many other projects including a Remembrance Walkway for Veterans. She also was instrumental in organizing the eLaunch Williamson County Program, a county wide program that brings students from Williamson County together to get a hands on entrepreneurial experience and to build their network within the community. She represents labor on the Southern Illinois Workforce Board and the Southern 14 Workforce Investment Board, Inc. Brandi is a member of the Delta Leadership Network Class of 2015, attended the Leadership for the 21st Century Delta Leadership Institute at the Harvard Kennedy School, a graduate of the Illinois Women’s Institute for Leadership, and was elected to the Marion Unit 2 School Board for a second term in 2017. Brandi resides in Marion with her three daughters, Madison, Caroline, and Ella.