Rep. Brad Klippert was born and raised in Sunnyside, Washington and has served in the state House since winning the seat in 2008. He is passionate about his faith, family, and his country and state.
Brad holds a master’s degree in teaching from City University in Tacoma and bachelor’s degrees from Northwest University in Kirkland in Behavioral Science and Biblical Studies. He has taught at the elementary, middle, high school and college levels.
A 22-year county law enforcement officer, Brad has served communities in western and central Washington. In addition to his patrol duties, Brad also works as a school resource officer and is dedicated to keeping students, faculty and the community safe during the school year.
With more than 28 years of military service, Brad has served as helicopter pilot and holds the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Army National Guard. He has had the privilege of transporting a United States Vice President, and two Haitian presidents during his career.
Brad believes in balancing the state budget without raising taxes. He believes the key to getting Washington back on the road to economic recovery is to get government out of the way to allow people and businesses to grow and prosper. That means reducing unnecessary regulations and helping foster the full potential of businesses and individuals to be successful.
A strong advocate for improving the state’s criminal justice system, Brad has worked tirelessly across party lines to ensure justice is fairly and equally applied. He serves on the Sentencing Guidelines Commission, Juvenile Sentencing Reform Task Force, Washington State Justice Reinvestment Task Force, and the Washington Impaired Driving Work Group.
He has been recognized by several organizations for his service in the Legislature and community including The ARC of Washington state, the National Federation of Independent Business, the Association of Washington Business, and the Washington Food Industry Association. He received honors from the United States Army for military excellence and the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department for heroic efforts.
Brad and his wife, Kim, reside in Kennewick and have two daughters and a son.