Brad Toft has filed with the Washington State Public Disclosure to run for the 5th District Senate seat in 2012 as a Republican, he said in a press release. Currently, Cheryl Pflug (R-Maple Valley) holds the 5th District State Senate seat.
Toft is a Pacific Northwest native and has made his home with his family in the city of Snoqualmie for nearly a decade. He has a career spanning 20 years in the financial services sector during which time he led a joint venture of Fortune 500 firms with $300 million in annual sales.
For the past five years Toft has been a small business owner in east King County.
In the relsease, Toft cites his involvement in the community including serving on the boards of directors for Habitat for Humanity of East King County, Rotary of Snoqualmie Valley and the Snoqualmie Ridge Residential Owners Association. He is the founder and chairman of the Youth Leadership Initiative, a program in partnership with the Snoqualmie Valley School district that recognizes the character and actions of local students.
Over the last two years Toft has volunteered as the "Voice of the Wildcats" for varsity sports at Mount Si High School. He says in the release that his campaign will focus on public education, the state budget, and the economy with a specific focus on small business and jobs.