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Brad Klippert

A candidate for U.S. Representative, Congressional District 4 in the 2022 Washington Primary Election, Aug. 2

Party: Republican

Age: 65

City: Kennewick, Washington

Education: Graduated from Sunnyside High School in 1975. Earned a bachelor's degree from Northwest University (then Northwest College) in 1993 and a master's degree in education from City University in 1997.

Political experience: Has represented Kennewick in the Washington House of Representatives since 2009. Ran unsuccessfully in U.S. Senate primaries in 2004 and 2006.

Work experience: Has worked in law enforcement for 28 years, including 22 years as a Benton County Sheriff's deputy.

Family: Married. Has three children.

Campaign contributions: Raised $37,884 by the end of June 2022 and reported $7,277 cash on hand.

Race Results

Candidate Votes Pct
Dan Newhouse (R) 36,555 25.53%
Doug White (D) 36,098 25.21%
Loren Culp (R) 30,552 21.33%
Jerrod Sessler (R) 17,538 12.25%
Brad Klippert (R) 15,022 10.49%
Corey Gibson (R) 4,912 3.43%
Benancio “Ben” Garcia III (R) 2,056 1.44%
Jacek Kobiesa (R) 471 0.33%

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