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.
Elected in 2019, 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.
Currently Brad serves as the Deputy Shadow Minister for Employment, Workforce Development and Disabilities Inclusion and HUMA Committee member. His focus is on improving the delivery of and Canadians’ access to government services.
Brad is happily married to Kathleen and the father of Declyn and Nicholas.