Lobbying since: 2021
Brad Payne is the Family Policy Institute of Washington’s (FPIW) Policy and Government Relations Director. He began working for FPIW in December of 2021. Born and raised in Kansas, Brad graduated with honors from Wichita State University in 1983 and went on to graduate magna cum laude from the University of Kansas Medical Center, with a degree in physical therapy in 1985. Brad worked several years in clinical practice before moving to Nashville to establish and manage clinics across the United States for Physiotherapy Associates. After moving to Olympia in 1994, he accepted a position working for the City of Olympia as their Employee Healthcare Manager, where he developed the City’s award-winning wellness program. Deeply committed to helping his community, Brad has led several ministry efforts in the City of Olympia, including providing free “on the street” physical therapy to the area’s homeless population though City Gates Ministries; serving as a board member of City Link Ministries; working at the Union Gospel Mission and Thurston County Food Bank; teaching at Set Free, an organization that ministers to recovering addicts; and providing pastoral care at Capital Medical Center. Ordained as a pastor in 2020, Brad enjoys sharing the gospel and testifying to the transforming power of Jesus Christ. He is determined to see Washington state change course for the better — protecting individual rights, freedoms, and Christian family values.
This lobbyist certified completion of required code of conduct training on 02/09/2022.