Brad grew up as a patriot with a Conservative background. At age 15 he gave his life to Christ and got involved heavily in his local church. All was going well until that fateful day, September 11th, 2001. Regarding that event he says, "As I watched the airplanes crash into the world trade towers I resolved in my heart to raise my right hand to defend our great country." And so he did. At age 17 Brad joined the United States Army, rising in the ranks to Crew Chief of UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopters. Brad defended our Union for 6 years before being honorably discharged. After his time in the Army, Brad was ordained as a pastor and planted 2 churches in Nebraska before coming to North Carolina and assuming the pastorate of Chapel Street Baptist Church in Landis. Taking up residence in nearby China Grove, Brad became involved in the civil arena and in 2018 was elected to the Executive Committee of the Rowan County Republican Party. In 2021 Brad was elected further to Chair of the Rowan County Republican Party. After much prayer and community support, Brad decided to step down from the Chair in the beginning of 2022 to run for North Carolina House District 83. Despite the great effort exerted in that race, Brad narrowly lost that election. However Brad still believes that God has a place for him in the North Carolina House to serve the residents of District 83 in 2024.
Brad is a local pastor who has been in ministry for over 18 years. His faith is extremely important to him, and he lives out the Christian values on which our great country was founded. America is One Nation, Under God, and Brad believes that implementing the truths found in the Bible will bring our state back to a place of strength, stability, and freedom.
Brad believes that the Constitution is the same incredible document that it was in 1789, and should be the basis by which we develop any and all new laws. He rejects the idea that the Constitution is a living document, conforming to the whims of every new generation. Rather, the Founders created a document that was timeless, and able to be applied to every modern circumstance.
Brad is a Conservative who believes in small, efficient government. He believes in state's rights and opposes overreach from the federal government. He believes in low taxes, and the loosening of governmental regulations on business to stimulate our local economy, creating jobs and individual wealth.
Brad believes in religious freedom, the sanctity of life at every stage, and the inclusion of faith-based clubs in schools. He will protect religious rights in every area of life.
Brad will fight to oppose woke gender ideologies in our schools and will support students and their families no matter where they go to school: public, private, or homeschool. He will support shoring up educational shortcomings that have negatively affected our students, and encourage increased vocational training, so our kids are ready for their future, whether that is college, trade school, the work force, or the military.
Brad will stand firm on Constitutional rights. He will defend the 2nd Amendment, seek to shrink the government's influence in medicine and business, find ways to support our veterans and police, and fight to lower taxes with fiscal responsibility and transparency. He will also champion election integrity, as well as term limits in the State Assembly.