Elected by a resounding margin in November 2010, and again in November 2014, Brad has committed himself to reducing the rate of repeat offenders by changing hearts and minds. Community corrections initiatives, including faith-based counseling and educational opportunities for inmates, are at the forefront of his vision.
Brad's interest in law enforcement began early in life, and he entered public service soon after graduating from college. He joined the Elkhart County Sheriff's Department in 1987, and worked his way through the ranks to become a division commander in 2003.
Married with three children, Brad is the scoutmaster of New Paris Boy Scouts Troop 12. He is a member of the Oaklawn board of directors, Center for Community Justice, and The Post Youth Center in Goshen.
Brad is a tireless advocate for constitutional government and upholding and protecting the constitution, including gun rights. Brad is particularly concerned about, and willing to defend others against, government overreach, whether at the federal, state, or local level.
Brad is a graduate of Goshen High School and the University of Evansville. He worked for the University of Texas Police Department prior to returning to Elkhart County. Brad has served in the ranks of corporal (patrol, promoted in 1995), lieutenant (administration, promoted in 1996), and captain (corrections, promoted in 2003).
Brad writes a column for the Goshen News entitled, Ask the Sheriff. Read his previous column entries here.