Brad Klippert – Biographical Profile and Positions on the Issues

Currently Elected State Representative District 8 Position #1, Washington

Washington State Republican Party
PO Box 6478Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 521-7586
General (political statement of goals, objectives, views, philosophies)

My efforts will be focused on balancing the state budget without raising taxes. The key to getting Washington back on the road to economic recovery is to get the unemployed working again. That means reducing unnecessary regulations and helping foster the full potential of businesses to be successful.

We must support good teachers who can help young people receive the best possible education.

With extensive experience in law enforcement, I am also committed to stronger public safety laws and keeping criminals behind bars.

In addition, I will carry out the long-standing tradition of providing a strong voice for southeast Washington on the House Transportation Committee.

I am honored and excited to be working for you and representing the 8th District.

Personal (gender, age, marital status, spouse's name and age, children's name and ages, home town, current residence)

Born and raised in Sunnyside, Washington. With more than 21 years of military leadership experience and 15-plus years of law enforcement experience, Brad has also served as a teacher in elementary, middle and high schools, and college. Brad and his wife, Kim, have two daughters, Alexis and Aubrey Jo, and an adopted son, Mason.

Profession (professional and work experience outside politics)

Benton County Sheriff's Department - Patrol officer

Kiona-Benton City School District - School resource officer

Columbia Basin College - Adjunct faculty member

Licensed minister

Pierce County Sheriff's Department - Former patrol deputy

Pierce County - Former correctional officer

Former paramedic firefighter, E.M.T.

Civic (past and present organizations, charities involvement)

Licensed Minister, Assemblies of God, present

Member, Crime Prevention, present

Initial certification, K-18 Teaching Certificate Washington State, 1997.

Political (dates and titles of previously held political offices)

Candidate, United States Senate, Washington, 2004, 2006.

Religion (current and past religious affiliations, beliefs)

Richland Assembly of God, member and Sunday School teacher

Accomplishments (significant accomplishments, awards, achievements)

U.S. Army Reserve, Commanding General's Award for Military Excellence, 1988

Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Medal of Valor because of heroic actions, 1987

Guardian of Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), 2010

Education (times and places of schools, colleges, major, degrees, activities, sports)

City University, Tacoma, WA; Master's degree in teaching

Northwest College, Kirkland, WA; BA in Behavioral Science and Biblical Studies, 1991

Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA; Paramedic program - Nationally certified paramedic

Columbia Basin College, Pasco, WA; Emergency medical technician program

Military (branch, years of service, active duty experience, highest rank, medals, honors, type and date of discharge)

U. S. Army Reserve; Captain's Career Course - honor graduate Evangel College, Springfield, MO

Army National Guard - Lieutenant colonel

U. S. Army Reserve, deployed in Haiti (Operation Uphold Democracy) and Bosnia (Operation Joint Forge)

U. S. Army Reserve, former operations officer (Operation Noble Eagle)

U. S. Army Reserve, former detachment commander of Chinook helicopter unit. As pilot, his passengers included vice president of the United States and two Haitian presidents

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