Brad is a proud native of Nassau Bay, Texas. He graduated from Clear Creek High School in 1992 and then attended and graduated from Kilgore College (1994) and University of Mississippi (1997) majoring in Marketing and Finance.
From 2000 to 2011, Brad was the Vice President of Operations for three of the Bailey family-owned Houston area seafood restaurants: Sudie’s Catfish & Seafood House (2 locations) and Bailey’s American Grille. Brad quickly learned the importance of hard work and southern hospitality while working every position from dishwasher to general manager in his family’s restaurants. In 2006, Brad was awarded Restaurateur of the Year by the Greater Houston Restaurant Association and the Texas Restaurant Association. He is a former member of the State Board of Directors for the Texas Restaurant Association and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Greater Houston Restaurant Association.
For many years, Brad has been active in lobbying on the legislative issues that affect the restaurant industry in Texas and across the United States. This passion led Brad to co-found The Texas Immigration Solution in 2012. The Texas Immigration Solution is a 501c4 non-profit organization that develops and advances conservative solutions for the currently broken U.S. immigration policy. The organization provides a voice for U.S. job creators by educating the broader community on the urgent need for comprehensive, conservative and market-oriented reforms of the immigration process. In June 2012, Brad served on the Republican Party of Texas Platform Committee and co-authored the “Texas Solution” immigration platform plank. This was the first time any state Republican Party proposed a solution to repair the currently broken U.S. immigration policy. At the Republican National Convention in August 2012, Brad and The Texas Immigration Solution successfully secured an endorsement of a National Guest Worker Program on the Republican National Platform.
In 2008, Brad was elected as a City Council Member for his hometown of Nassau Bay, Texas. He was recently elected to serve his 3rd term. As a member of Nassau Bay City Council, Brad also serves as the Vice Chairman of the Bay Area Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Nassau Bay Economic Development Corporation and a member of the Board of Directors for the Houston Galveston Area Council (H-GAC). Currently, Brad serves as the Nassau Bay GOP Precinct #307 Chairman.
Brad is married to Julie Shuffield of Maben, Mississippi. They have a beautiful daughter, Brynn, who is 8 years old. They are all very active members of the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Nassau Bay, Texas.