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Brad Klippert



8th District
Position 1
Kennewick

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About Brad

PERSONAL:
Born and raised in Sunnyside, Washington. With more than 25 years of military leadership experience and 19-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.

EDUCATION:
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
U. S. Army Reserve; Captain’s Career Course – honor graduate Evangel College, Springfield, MO
Sunnyside High School, graduated 1975

OCCUPATION:
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.

MILITARY:
Army National Guard – Lieutenant colonel
U. S. Army, deployed in Haiti (Operation Uphold Democracy) and Bosnia (Operation Joint Forge)
U. S. Army, former operations officer (Operation Noble Eagle) Ft. Bragg, N.C.
U. S. Army, former detachment commander of Chinook helicopter unit. As pilot, his passengers included vice president of the United States and two Haitian presidents.

STATE GOVERNMENT:
State representative, 8th District, serving his third term

LEGISLATIVE ASSIGNMENTS:
Washington Impaired Driving Work Group

AWARDS:
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
U.S. Army, Ring of Honor 2010
Guardian of Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business, 2009-2010
Guardian of Small Business, National Federation of Independent Business, 2011-2012

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT:
Foster parent
Fraternal Order of Police, Member
Kennewick School District Focus Committee
J&S Express Railroad, Engineer and Conductor
Horse Heaven Hills Kiwanis Club, Member