HARRISONVILLE, MO – State Representative Rick Brattin filed to run for Cass County Auditor. Brattin, who is term-limited, has served the citizens of Cass County in the State Legislature since he was first elected in 2010 after defeating a popular democratic incumbent in the upset of the cycle.
Brattin was re-elected again in 2012, 2014, and 2016 when he defeated his last democratic challenger by a decisive 26.7% margin.
“It has been the honor of my life to serve Cass Countians in the Missouri Legislature. Together we have defended family values, fought to expand our Second Amendment Rights, and worked hard to make government more accountable to the people. Now we are bringing our fight home to make sure the government of Cass County is transparent and accountable to its citizens,” said Rick Brattin.
As a state representative, Rick Brattin developed a reputation for being a principled, hardworking, common sense conservative. He serves as Chairman of the Special Committee on Government Oversight which focuses on making government more transparent, efficient, and accountable to the people.
Brattin is a founding member of the Missouri House Conservative Caucus where he also serves as its vice-chairman. To earn membership in the Conservative Caucus, representatives must have a consistent, Constitutionally conservative voting record in the Legislature. With the votes to back it up, Representative Brattin has a well-earned reputation as a rock-ribbed conservative fighter.
In 2016, Rick took a stand for his constituents in Allendale Lake Meadows. The residents of the entire subdivision were being double taxed. Representative Brattin acted immediately to end the abusive taxation of his constituents.
“As your next Cass County Auditor one of my first missions will be to create the Cass County Transparency Portal so citizens can easily see how government is spending their money. I will work hard to ensure every taxpayer dollar is being spent efficiently. I will go out of my way to discover and destroy wasteful spending and potential fraud. As a Marine, voters can be assured that the taxpayers will have no better friend, and the tax and spend politicians will have no greater enemy. I am looking forward to meeting with voters over the course of a vigorous campaign to discuss our vision for making sure that the government of Cass County is held accountable to the people it’s supposed to serve.”
Rick Brattin is an entrepreneur and small business owner. He is a craftsmen and expert carpenter. Rick is married to the love of his life, Athena and together they have five children. Both are committed evangelical Christians and are active members of Abundant Life Baptist Church, where they provide youth ministry. They live on their family farm outside of Harrisonville. Rick is an avid hunter and outdoorsman and is passionate about the Second Amendment. He is active in the community helping with his children’s school activities as well as various other service projects and missionary outreach. Rick is a proud veteran of the United States Marine Corps.