Born in Matsqui, British Columbia, Brad has deep roots in the Fraser Valley. The grandson of Dutch immigrants, he was raised on the values of hard work, sacrifice, integrity and determination.
Brad has spent the majority of his career working in government, politics and the agri-business sector. His professional background extends to the fields of communications, public relations and policy development.
Brad holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of British Columbia and a master’s degree in Political Science from Carleton University.
First elected in 2019 and re-elected in 2021, Brad is honoured to represent all residents of Mission–Matsqui–Fraser Canyon and is thrilled to work hard on their behalf. His mission is to raise issues and work to accomplish the goals of the riding in Ottawa rather than work as Ottawa’s representative in the riding.
Under the leadership of the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Brad currently serves as the Shadow Minister for Small Business Recovery and Growth and is a member of the Standing Committee on Industry and Technology (INDU). Brad has previously served as the Shadow Minister for Pacific Economic Development and Housing, as well as a member of the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development and the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA), the Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs (PROC) and the Standing Committee on Official Languages (LANG).
Brad is happily married to Kathleen and the father of Declyn, Nicholas and Launa. Brad is also a proud member of the Abbotsford Rugby Football Club.