Brad Crone is president of Campaign Connections, a Raleigh-based political/public affairs consulting firm. Crone founded the firm in 1991 after serving as publisher of The Thomasville Times and the Clayton Star. In politics, Crone worked with D. M. “Lauch” Faircloth when he ran for Governor as a Democrat in 1984 and served as a special assistant to N. C. Commissioner of Agriculture Jim Graham.
Crone has consulted in more than 100 North Carolina elections since 1992. He is a member of the American Association of Political Consultants and serves as an instructor at the National Campaign Training Seminar sponsored by Congressional Quarterly and Campaigns & Elections magazine. Brad writes a weekly newspaper column and voices a weekly radio commentary.
He is a former member of Rotary, former Thomasville bank director for BB & T, and volunteers for Deaf-Blind services of North Carolina and North Carolina 4-H.