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.
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.
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
Benton County Sheriff's Department - Patrol officer
Kiona-Benton City School District - School resource officer
Columbia Basin College - Adjunct faculty member
Pierce County Sheriff's Department - Former patrol deputy
Pierce County - Former correctional officer
Former paramedic firefighter, E.M.T.
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
Licensed Minister, Assemblies of God, present
Member, Crime Prevention, present
Initial certification, K-18 Teaching Certificate Washington State, 1997.
Candidate, United States Senate, Washington, 2004, 2006.
Richland Assembly of God, member and Sunday School teacher
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