Real Business Experience
Brad is CEO and owner of Tendon Systems, LLC, a specialty contracting and engineering design firm. He also owns and operates specialty steel manufacturing plants based in Columbus, GA and Forsyth County, GA. The firm employs more than 100 Georgians, as well as more across the southeast.
Conservative Legislative Record
Brad Raffensperger serves House district 50 in the Georgia House of Representatives. As a State Representative, Brad sponsored House Bill 87 to reduce red tape by reducing the frequency that businesses must file with the Secretary of State’s office. His legislation passed the House and Senate in 2017 and was signed into law by Governor Deal.
Rep. Raffensperger also authored legislation in the 2016 Session HB 781 to require members of governmental boards and commissions to be citizens of the United States if they are in a position to raise taxes, though any appointee could still serve in an ex-officio status without voting power to tax. Raffensperger has stated that unelected people who are not U.S. citizens should not have the legal power to tax Georgians.
Brad was endorsed by Georgia Right to Life in his campaign for State Representative, earned an “A” rating from the National Rifle Association as a state legislator, and has never voted for a tax increase.
Prior to his election to the Georgia House of Representatives, Brad served on Johns Creek City Council for three years. He is a current board member of the Ed Isakson/ Alpharetta Family YMCA. Brad worships at North Point Community Church where he mentored 25 middle school students.
Raffensperger earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Western University and was awarded his MBA from Georgia State University. He is a registered professional engineer in over 25 states. Raffensperger and his wife, Tricia, have three adult sons and two grandchildren and have lived in Georgia since 1982.