Brandon Whipple is a graduate of Wichita State University, where he received a Bachelors degree in Sociology with a Minor in Psychology as well as a Masters of Arts in Liberal Studies which focused on Cross-Cultural Studies and Public Administration. He has also obtained a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies (post-Masters degree) in Educational Leadership from Plymouth State University.
Brandon has been working in the South Wichita community since 2003, when he worked at South High school as an AmeriCorps member. While a student at WSU, he worked in the social services sector as an advocate for at risk students. During his final semester of his MA, Brandon worked at the Cloud Forest school in Costa Rica, teaching local students and studying the community development implications of the school. After this he performed Ecological research with the diverse populations of Belize, Nicaragua, and Panama. From this experience he authored a paper comparing the health care policies of these Central American countries.
Brandon is currently pursuing a Doctorate of Arts in Leadership Studies at Franklin Pierce University. His dissertation research focuses on organizational and political leadership.
Brandon served as both Vice Chair and then Chair of the Sedgwick County Democratic Party of Kansas, Kansas National Committeeman to the Young Democrats of America, and a 4th Congressional District Delegate to the Kansas Democratic Party.
Brandon ran for the Kansas State House of Representatives in the 96th District in 2012 and won by a 58% margin. He also teaches Social Sciences, General Studies courses at Tabor College and the University of Phoenix. Before then he taught Social Sciences and Liberal Arts at Hesser College.