Brad Klippert

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Brad Klippert
Member of the Washington House of Representatives
from the Position 1, 8th legislative district
Assumed office
January 12, 2009 (2009-01-12)
Preceded byShirley Hankins
Personal details
Bradley Allen Klippert

(1957-06-27) June 27, 1957 (age 62)
Sunnyside, Washington, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Spouse(s)Kim Alene (Grindstaff) Klippert
ResidenceKennewick, Washington
Alma materNorthwest College (attended)
Evangel College (attended)
Columbia Basin College (EMT Training)
Central Washington University (Paramedic Training)
Northwest College (B.A.)
City University, Tacoma (M.I.T.)
Correctional officer
Patrol officer
School resource officer
Military service
Allegiance United States
Branch/serviceSeal of the United States Army National Guard.svg Washington Army National Guard
Washington State Guard
Years of service1987-2016 (USA) 2016- Present (Washington)
RankUS-O5 insignia.svg Lieutenant colonel (USA) US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel (Washington State)
Battles/warsOperation Uphold Democracy
Bosnian War
Operation Noble Eagle

Bradley Allen "Brad" Klippert (born June 27, 1957) is an American politician of the Republican Party. He is a member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing the 8th Legislative District. Klippert unsuccessfully ran in the primaries for United States Senate in both 2004 and 2006.


Klippert is a Pentecostal minister and a sheriff's deputy for the Benton County sheriff's department, serving as a school officer during legislative sessions and a patrol officer at other times. Klippert was in the U.S. Army Reserves in 1987 and retired from the Army National Guard as a lieutenant colonel in May 2016. In August 2016, Klippert was appointed as the commander of the Washington State Guard.[1]

Klippert joined the Washington House of Representatives in 2008 and was re-elected that year and again in 2010. He is currently an Assistant Minority Whip.

2004 U.S. Senate election[edit]

Klippert ran for the Republican nomination for the U.S. Senate seat of Patty Murray. He lost the primary to U.S. Representative George Nethercutt 432,748–29,870. Murray was re-elected at the general election.

2006 U.S. Senate election[edit]

Klippert ran in the Republican primary against former insurance corporation CEO Mike McGavick for the Senate seat held by Democrat Maria Cantwell. He came in distant second place, with seven percent of the vote against McGavick's 85 percent. Cantwell went on to win the general election.


  1. ^ Culverwell, Wendy (8 August 2016). "Klippert promoted to command Washington State Guard". Tri-City Herald. Retrieved 20 May 2018.

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