Who is Rick Brattin?
- Rick Brattin is currently a Missouri State Senator, representing District 31
- He currently lives on a farm in Cass County with his family
- He served in the United States Marine Corps as a Non-Commissioned Officer for six years
Rick Ray Brattin Jr. is an American politician and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He is currently a Senator in the Missouri State Senate, representing District 31. He is a registered Republican.
Born on July 8, 1980 Brattin grew up in Greenwood, Missouri. Soon after the September 11 attacks, where hijackers took over commercial airplanes and flew them into buildings including the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, he joined the United States Marine Corps and served as a Non-Commissioned Officer for the next six years. He now lives in
Brattin began his career in 2010 after being elected into the Missouri House of Representatives. During his first stint, he represented District 124 of Missouri, winning 51.29% of the votes in 2010.
In 2012, Brattin was reelected to his position, representing District 55, winning an overwhelming 65.5% of the votes. His district included many of Kansas City's suburbs in Cass County, including Lake Winnebago, Peculiar and Raymore. In 2014 and then again in 2016, he was ran for the District 55 seat, winning both times with an overwhelming percentage of the votes. He did not run again from 2018 onwards as a seat in the House of Representatives is term-limited.
In 2020, Brattin ran for a seat in the Missouri State Senate to represent District 31, which includes the Cass, Bates, Henry and Vernon Counties. He won the primary elections against two other Republican politicians. Subsequently, he won the State's general elections as well in the state's primary elections.
Bratton describes himself as someone who is "running to defend our faith, our families, and our freedoms from the socialist politicians in Washington." He is a strong protector of Second Amendment Rights and is a "proud member" of the National Rifle Association. Additonally, Bratton is anti-abortion and has crafted legislation to extend Missouri's 24-hour wait period for an abortion to 72 hours.