|Washington House Of Representatives 8a|
|2009 - Present|
|January 12, 2015|
|Years in position||6|
|Elections and appointments|
|Last election||November 6, 2012|
|Next general||November 4, 2014|
|Bachelor's||Northwest University, 1993|
|Master's||City University, 1997|
|Service/branch||Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army National Guard|
|Years of service||24|
|Date of birth||06/27/1957|
|Place of birth||Sunnyside, WA|
|Religion||Evangelical Christian/Pentecostal Protestant|
- 1 Biography
- 2 Committee assignments
- 3 Issues
- 4 Elections
- 5 Campaign donors
- 6 Scorecards
- 7 Personal
- 8 Recent news
- 9 External links
- 10 References
Klippert received his M.A. in Education from City University in 1997. He also attended the Captain's Career Course in the United States Army Reserves. In 1982 he received Emergency Medicine Technician Training from Columbia Basin College. He then became a Certified Paramedic from Central Washington University in 1983. Klippert attended Evangel College in Springfield, Missouri and went on to earn his B.A. in Behavioral Science/Biblical Studies from Northwest College in 1993.
Klippert is currently a School Resource Officer for the Klona-Benton City School District and a Patrol Officer for the Benton County Sheriff's Department. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Columbia Basin College and a Licensed Minister. His previous experience includes being a former Patrol Deputy for the Pierce County Sheriff's Department, Correctional Officer for Pierce County, and Paramedic Firefighter for the Emergency Medical Team.
At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Klippert served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2013|
|• Public Safety|
In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Klippert served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2011|
|• Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness|
|• Veterans and Military Affairs|
In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Klippert served on the following committees:
|Washington Committee Assignments, 2009|
|• General Government Appropriations|
|• Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness|
|• Veterans and Military Affairs|
Klippert's website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Jobs, State Budget, and the Economy
- Excerpt:"What we need is greater fiscal responsibility in Olympia, and we will only get that with a fiscally conservative House of Representatives. Electing fiscally conservative candidates like myself across this great state will help to ensure we can get the job done, reign in excessive spending, and get back to a limited, constitutional government."
Limited Government and the 10th Amendment
- Excerpt:"As your representative, I cosponsored legislation to claim state sovereignty rights under the 10th amendment here in WA State as well as the Right to Constitutional Government Act of 2010 and I will continue to work for you and our rights as your representative in Olympia."
- Excerpt:"When elected to another term as your representative, I will work to ensure that we have the environment that will best allow us to grow and prosper and make sure the next generation has the best opportunities for success in the globally competitive world we live in."
- Excerpt:"What we need is a sound energy policy for our state, and I will work to ensure that these policies are both transparent and to the point. I will vote to reject any cap and trade program in WA State."
- Excerpt:"I will do my best in Olympia to represent the people of the 8th Legislative District and to work hard to keep our communities safe."
Klippert won re-election in the 2012 election for Washington House of Representatives District 8a. Klippert was unopposed in the blanket primary on August 7, 2012 and defeated Jay Clough (D) in the general election which took place on November 6, 2012.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 8a, General Election, 2012|
|Republican||Brad Klippert Incumbent||62.1%||37,123|
Brad Klippert was re-elected to the Washington State House of Representatives District 8. He ran unopposed in the August 17,2010 primary and defeated Democrat Carol Moser in the November 2, 2010 general election.
|Washington House of Representatives, District 8a General Election (2010)|
|Brad Klippert (R)||32,555|
|Carol Moser (D)||20,532|
|Washington House of Representatives, District 8a Primary (2010)|
|Brad Klippert (R)||20,223||64.75%|
|Carol Moser (D)||11,009||35.25%|
On November 4, 2008, Republican Brad Klippert won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives, District 8 receiving 52.51% of the vote (31,266 votes), defeating Democrat Carol L. Moser who received 47.49% of the vote (28,278 votes).
|Washington House of Representatives, District 8(2008)|
|Brad Klippert (R)||31,266||52.51%|
|Carol L. Moser (D)||28,278||47.49%|
In Washington, there is a $1,600 campaign contribution limit for donations to partisan House candidates.
Comprehensive donor information for Klippert is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Klippert raised a total of $148,482 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 30, 2013.
|Brad Klippert's Campaign Contribution History|
|2012||Washington State House, District 8||$32,407|
|2010||Washington State House, District 8||$39,149|
|2008||Washington State House, District 8||$76,926|
|Grand Total Raised||$148,482|
2012Klippert won re-election to the Washington House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Klippert raised a total of $32,407.
|Washington House of Representatives 2012 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brad Klippert's campaign in 2012|
|Benton County Republican Party||$2,000|
|Farmers Insurance Group||$1,800|
|Building Industry Association Of Washington||$1,800|
|Premera Blue Cross||$1,800|
|Credit Union Legislation Action Fund||$1,800|
|Total Raised in 2012||$32,407|
|Source: Follow the Money|
In 2010, a year in which Klippert was up for re-election, he collected $39,149 in donations.
His largest contributors in 2010 were:
|Washington House of Representatives 2010 election - Campaign Contributions|
|Top contributors to Brad Klippert's campaign in 2010|
|Benton County Republican Party||$4,000|
|Washington Restaurant Association||$1,600|
|Building Industry Association Of Washington||$1,600|
|Total Raised in 2010||$39,149|
Listed below are the four largest contributors to Brad Klippert's 2008 campaign.
|House Republican Organizational CMTE of Washington||$47,400|
|Benton County Republican Central CMTE||$7,000|
|Benton County Deputy Association||$1,500|
- See also: Freedom Foundation's Big Spender List
The Freedom Foundation releases its Big Spender List annually. The Institute ranks all Washington legislators based on their total proposed tax and fee increases. To find each legislator’s total, the Institute adds up the 10-year tax increases or decreases, as estimated by Washington’s Office of Financial Management, of all bills sponsored or co-sponsored by that legislator.
Klippert proposed a 10-year increase in state taxes and fees of $21.9 million, the 76th highest amount of proposed new taxes and fees of the 93 Washington state representatives on the Freedom Foundation’s 2012 Big Spender List.
The Freedom Foundation also issued its 2012 Informed Voter Guide for Washington State voters, including a legislative score card documenting how Washington State legislators voted upon bills the Foundation deemed important legislation. The legislation analyzed covered budget, taxation, and pension issues. A sign indicates a bill more in line with the Foundation's stated goals, and a sign indicates a bill out of step with the Foundation's values. Here's how Klippert voted on the specific pieces of legislation:
|2012 House Scorecard - Brad Klippert|
|Bill #6636 (Balanced budget requirement)||Bill #5967 (House Democrats budget)||Bill #6582 (Local transportation tax increases)||Bill #6378 (Pension reforms)|
Klippert and his wife, Kim, have three children.
This section displays the most recent stories in a Google News search for the term "Brad + Klippert + Washington + House"
- All stories may not be relevant to this legislator due to the nature of the search engine.
- Washington House of Representatives - Rep. Klippert
- Legislative profile from Project Vote Smart
- Biography from Project Vote Smart
- Campaign Contributions: 2012, 2010, 2008
- Brad Klippert on Facebook
- Project Vote Smart - Rep. Klippert
- "bradklippert," Official Campaign Website
- Washington Secretary of State, "2012 Primary Candidates," retrieved July 16, 2012
- Washington Legislature Official primary results SOS
- Washington State Election Results
- Washington Public Disclosure Commission "Contribution Limits"
- Follow the Money, "Klippert, Brad," accessed September 30, 2013
- 2010 campaign contributions
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 Big Spender List
- Freedom Foundation's 2012 list of Washington state representatives by proposed new taxes and fees
- My Freedom Foundation, "Home," accessed June 18, 2014
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