Clock & Seal™
The Clock & Seal™ award banquet, sponsored by Burning Spear, is a core tradition included in Homecoming weekend festivities. Since its inception in 1995, Clock & Seal™ has hosted chief names in various spheres of leadership, as well as icons of Seminole lore. Attended by a vibrant mix of current and past campus leaders, FSU faculty, staff and administration, Clock & Seal™ has become the must-have ticket for every Seminole fan. Members of the 2010 Clock & Seal™ committee are proud to announce that State Representative and Burning Spear Alumnus Oscar Braynon II will be the keynote speaker at the 16th Annual Clock & Seal™ dinner. As a campus leader at Florida State University, Representative Braynon learned how to effectively get one's voice heard. His life-long dream of public service became a reality in July of 2003, when at the age of 26 he was elected to serve as a City Councilman of Miami-Dade County's third-largest populated city, receiving 57 percent of the vote. He made history by becoming one of the youngest politicians ever elected in Miami-Dade County. On June 27, 2005, Braynon's political stock reached an all-time high, when he was unanimously appointed Vice Mayor of the City of Miami Gardens.
Miami Gardens residents would describe the Representative as an honest and committed public servant, however, he has long been recognized as a shining star in South Florida for his efforts in giving back to the community's most vulnerable citizens. He has served as the Executive Director of the “Arrive with Five” statewide voting campaign, educating unregistered voters. He has also served as a City of Miami Summer Youth Employment Counselor, providing pre-employment training to disadvantaged youth, and has volunteered with Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Boys and Girls Clubs of America, 100 Black Men of America and the United Way.
After being elected to the Miami Gardens City Council , Braynon coordinated programs such as the South Florida Food Recovery (Stop Hunger) program, the Christmas in April Home Restoration program, City of Miami Gardens Youth Basketball Tournament, a city-wide housing fair for first-time home buyers which has fostered a sense of unity and pride in the community and a small business assistance workshop. When asked his goal for the city he has called home his entire life, he will always provide the same response " to unite the city as one community and foster economic development."
When he is not working to improve the lives of the citizens of District 103, Rep. Braynon serves as a Governmental Consultant for the Pittman Law Group. He is a graduate of Florida State University and is a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Incorporated.
Braynon is currently the running for re-election to the Florida House of Representative for the 103rd District which encompasses Miami Gardens, Opa Locka, and Southeast Miramar.