McBrayer grew up in Columbus, Mississippi and graduated from New Hope High School in 1988. He accepted a football scholarship to Samford University and was elected president of the Samford University Student Government Association. He completed a bachelor's degree in business in 1992, and went on to earn a degree in mortuary science at Jefferson State Community College.
McBrayer was elected to the Homewood City Council in 2000. After two full terms he successfully challenged three-term incumbent Barry McCulley for Mayor in the 2008 municipal election, with 72 percent of the vote. He was unopposed in 2012 and easily overcame a challenge from Michael Hallman in 2016.
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