Candidate Profile
Brad Klippert

Republican , Washington


Brad Klippert
State Rep., Dist. 8 - Pos. 1

Panel Rating

Very Conservative


Conservative Organizations

American Conservative Union (ACU), 2015:  100%, 96% (cum.)
American Conservative Union WA (ACU-WA), 2016:  78%, 90% (cum.)



Liberal Organizations

NARAL Pro-Choice WA, 2018:  F
Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO (WSLC), 2018:  14%, 11% (cum.)
Conservation Voters WA, 2017-18:  8%, 10% (cum.)





Washington National Federation Of Independent Businesses

Reported by Candidate

Association of Washington Businesses, LEOFF1 Coalition Law Enforcement and Firefighters

Selected Contributions


Bill Bryant, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Mainstream Republicans of Washington, Teri Hickel
Duane Davidson, Gun Owners Action League of Washington, Larry Haler, Local, County, and District Republican Organizations, Republican Women's Organizations, State Republican Party Organizations


United Transportation Union







Please note: Responses are entered electronically by the candidate and are listed verbatim.

Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

I am in favor of necessary infrastructure on our border that maximizes the ability to control entering and exiting the United States.

Strongly Agree

Governments should not discriminate against individuals, organizations or small businesses because of their belief that marriage is only a union of one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

Governments should define marriage as a relationship between one man and one woman.

Strongly Agree

It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has a livable income.


It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health insurance.


Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

More restrictive gun control is needed to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

Free enterprise and the right to private property are essential elements of a productive economic system.

Strongly Agree

Religious liberty is at risk in the United States and deserves the highest level of protection in the law.

Strongly Agree

Any teaching to children on sex education in public schools must include all contraceptive methods, and should not show preference to abstinence.

Strongly Disagree

People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Strongly Disagree

Abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, should not receive funds from federal, state, or local governments.

Strongly Agree

Parents should have the right to opt their children out of classes as they see fit.

Strongly Agree

The state constitution should limit the growth of spending to the rate of population growth plus the rate of inflation.


Congress should pass a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

Strongly Agree

Government should compel businesses and schools to allow access in all cases based on “gender identity.”

Strongly Disagree

I support sanctuary cities.

Strongly Disagree

I support the death penalty.

Strongly Agree

Commercial surrogacy should be legal.

Strongly Disagree

The best way to maintain peace is through a strong military.

Strongly Agree

Parents should be the primary authority in decisions affecting their minor children.

Strongly Agree

Mandatory minimum sentencing should be required and enforced for violent crimes.

Strongly Agree

Individual rights come from government.

Strongly Disagree

Under what circumstances should abortion be allowed?

No answer

What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers in the Constitution?

To protect the citizens from an out of control government.

Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I am trusting in Jesus Christ alone for my salvation. There are God’s laws and man’s laws. I lean heavily on God’s laws to guide me in man’s laws.

When you consider your views on a wide range of issues from economic and social matters to foreign policy and immigration, which of the following best describes you overall?

Very Conservative

Please provide publicly available information validating your answer to the previous question.

My voting record for the last 10 years in the Legislator will show that. I am a speaker at the March for Life each year in Olympia.

What is the best way to bring down unemployment?

Increase employment. Helping our businesses to prosper so they can hire new employees.

How would you promote healthcare coverage that is adequate, affordable and accessible for all?

Increase prosperity for citizens and businesses so that businesses can hire employees who have more medical benefits and thus more citizens can provide/purchase medical insurance for themselves and family.

What role should government play in boosting the economy?

Free market, free enterprise. Allowing businesses that serve the citizens best at the lowest price will continue to grow and prosper

What education or experience qualifies you to hold the office for which you seek election?

I have served 10 years in position that I am seeking re-election. I have served over 30 years in the military in various leadership positions. I have served over 24 years in law enforcement, giving me insight into public safety.

E-mail address and phone number for voters to reach you: 509-212-4222

Is there anything else you would like voters to know about you?

No answer


  • City University, Tacoma,WA, MiT, 1997
  • Northwest University, Kirkland, WA, BS Behavioral Science, 1993
  • Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA, Nationally Certified Paramedic, 1983
Work & Military
  • Army National Guard/Reserve, COL, 1987-2016
  • Benton County Sheriff’s Department, Deputy, 1999- Present
  • Washington State Guard, Commander, 2016- Present
  • Assemblies of God, Licensed Minister
  • Member of Washington State House, Held 10

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