While with the Department of Justice, Bradford was responsible for representing the Attorney General’s legislative agenda, the Attorney General, and the Department of Justice before the North Carolina General Assembly. In his role as legislative counsel, Bradford successfully drafted and shepherded significant pieces of legislation through the North Carolina General Assembly. Bradford also was responsible for advising the Attorney General and the Department of Justice on legislative matters affecting key policy areas such as consumer protection, public safety, criminal justice, law enforcement training, the opioid crisis, and the national opioid settlement.
Prior to joining the Attorney General, Bradford clerked for the North Carolina Court of Appeals and was a policy advisor to the Governor of North Carolina.
As policy advisor to the Governor, Bradford developed policy proposals while initiating and overseeing working relationships with executive branch officials, agency directors, elected officials, legislative staff, business leaders, and community groups. In addition, he counseled the Governor on alignment of initiatives with the administration’s mission, goals, and priorities. His areas of policy focus were commerce, transportation, information technology, revenue, and education.
- Served as Legislative Counsel to the North Carolina Governor’s Task Force for Racial Equity in Criminal Justice
- Attorney General’s Representative as Member of North Carolina’s Child Fatality Task Force, 2019-2022