Hi, I am Brad King
Democratic candidate for Legislative District 69. I am a candidate with a wealth of legislative experience. I was the state representative for District 69 from 1997 to 2008. It was a great honor to represent the people of Carbon, Emery, Grand and San Juan Counties for that time.
I have recently retired from a very rewarding career at Utah State University Eastern after 33 years. I feel that it is a good time to again put my legislative experience to work for the people of District 69, which now includes a good portion of Duchesne County instead of San Juan County.
In my years at the State Legislature, I did my best to represent the people of my District. I always put constituents over party and people over projects.
I was known for reaching out across party lines to do what was right and to build coalitions for the overall good of Utah. I learned in my early years of service that it is better to make a difference than to make a point.
It was working with this in mind that I was able to, with a large number of like-minded legislators, build a powerful coalition that changed Highway 6 from one of the most dangerous highways in America to a much safer corridor today.
We are fortunate that our state government is not gridlocked in partisan politics, a condition that has made it practically impossible to accomplish anything on the federal level. A representative who is willing to work with others for the benefit of the people of the state can be successful regardless of party affiliation.
I would like to use my legislative experience to represent the people and the interests of District 69. I ask for your support and your vote on November 4th
- Raised in Price
- Has lived in this Legislative District for 45 years
- Attended Carbon County Schools
- 1974 Graduated from Carbon High School (Honors)
- 1978 Graduated from College of Eastern Utah (High Honors)
- 1980 Graduated from Brigham Young University (Cum Laude)
- 1984 Graduated from Brigham Young University (Masters of Education)
- 1993-95 Graduate Studies University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Brad met Tami Imai of Helper, Utah in 1977 at the Price Institute. They dated for 3 years and married in 1980. They have been blessed with three terrific children, Skyler, Kitani and Hunter. All graduated from Carbon High School and College of Eastern Utah.
Tami is a gifted and talented teacher for the Carbon School District. She has been a math specialist and was a classroom teacher. Tami holds a B.S. and M.Ed. from Utah State University.
Sky received a B.S. and M.S. from Weber State University and currently attends Washington State University in a Ph.D. program in Marketing.
Kitani graduated and received her R.N. degree from CEU. She attended USU and received her B.S. from Utah Valley University. She is married to Jeff Anderson of Price and is the mother of three-year-old, Cort. They live in Spanish Fork.
Hunter will graduate this year with a B.S. from SUU and is currently applying to graduate schools in finance. Hunter is married to the former Britni Greenwood of Price.
- Laborer, Sagewood Construction Company
- Laborer, Hunter Power Plant
- Substitute Teacher, Carbon School District
- Reading Coach, College of Eastern Utah
- Elementary School Teacher, Clark County, Nevada
- Director of High School Relations, College of Eastern Utah
- Director of Student Activities, College of Eastern Utah
- Owner, International Educational Associates, International Education Consulting
- Dean of Students, College of Eastern Utah
- Vice President of Student Services, College of Eastern Utah
- Vice Chancellor of Administration and Advancement, Utah State University Eastern
- 2013 retired from USU Eastern
- Church Mission, Japan Nagoya Mission (2 years)
- Boy Scout Leader (14 years)
- Coach, Basketball and Soccer Carbon Recreation
- College and Community Theater, Multiple Productions
- President, USU Eastern Alumni Association
- Member, Prehistoric Museum Board
Brad served in the Utah State Legislature from 1997 to 2008. He served in minority leadership for 10 of those 12 years. In his last term, he was elected as the House Minority Leader. If Brad is elected, he will retain his legislative years of experience and be in line for priority committee assignments.
Legislative Committee Assignments
- Legislative Management Committee
- Transportation Committee
- Business, Labor and Economic Development
- Education Appropriations Committee
- Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice Appropriations Committee
- Executive Appropriations Committee
- Legislative Audit Committee
- Political Subdivisions Committee
- Workforce Services and Community and Economic Development Committee
- State Water Development Commission
- Native American Liaison Committee
- Rural Development Legislative Liaison Committee
- Legislative Oversight Subcommittee
- International Trade Commission
- Fignt for increased education funding
- Protect rural school funding
- Promote rational school reform
- Protect public education
- Represent the best interest of Utah children
Rural Jobs Development
- Promote rural Utah
- Protect traditional/local industries
- Ensure state agencies visit District 69
- Promote visits by state officials
- Invite business owners to visit
- Encourage economic diversification
Rural Highway Safety
- Continue to promote safety projects not just urban capacity projects
- Promote projects on Highway 6, 191 and 40
- Speak up on all rural transportation issues
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