Letter: Impressed by Klippert
I recently had the opportunity to hear state Rep. Brad Klippert speak at the Benton Franklin Committee of Safety meeting and was very impressed and moved by him. I had not heard him speak before and honestly didn't know much about the man until he introduced himself at the meeting.
Brad was there to give a state of Olympia briefing to those present. The group had specific questions regarding the DUI checkpoint rumor and their concern regarding its potential for Fourth Amendment infringement, but what impressed me the most was not his answers to the questions, but the passion he had for serving the constituents who voted him into office.
He struck me as a man who is in his position to genuinely help people. Brad has been in law enforcement and the military long enough to know there is bureaucracy in government, but he's there to make sure things that need done get done. I'm glad that there are rational, level-headed people out there who are willing to serve in government roles for their constituents, not for themselves.
JAMES EPPERLY, Kennewick