On May 17, 2018 Brad announced that he was seeking the Republican nomination to run for U.S. Congress for Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District, the seat being vacated by Speaker Paul Ryan in January 2019. (picture: Campaign Kickoff Party, June 2, 2018)
As an outsider and private citizen with little to no political connections or financial backing, Brad knew this would be an uphill battle, but he entered the race because of his passion for representative government, constitutional conservatism, and a strong desire to use his clinical experience to help inform public policy on issues related to mental health and addiction treatment.
Brad was able to secure the nomination signatures required to get his name on the ballot but was unable to garner the political endorsements and financial donations needed to keep his campaign viable throughout the primary. In the spirit of good stewardship, and for the good of the Republican Party, Brad announced on July 2nd that he was withdrawing from the race and would be supporting the frontrunner, Mr. Bryan Steil.
Brad continues to advocate for the issues he believes in and will continue working with state and federal representatives and agencies on issues related to mental health and addiction treatment, criminal justice reform, and efficient and reasonable health service regulations.