Brad Drake, a resident of the Mossy Head Community in Walton County, hails from the Eucheeanna Community. With a solid educational background, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Florida, where he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho and served as Chaplain in 1999. He also played an active role in Okaloosa-Walton Community College's Student Government as a Senator.
Born on February 7, Brad Drake comes from a family with a rich history of public service. His grandfather, J. Troy Peacock, served in the Florida House of Representatives in 1937, 1947, 1948, 1957, and 1959. His father, David Earl Drake, held the position of Superintendent of Walton County Schools from 1976 to 1980. Additionally, Brad's cousin, Pat Thomas, had a distinguished political career, serving in the Florida House of Representatives from 1972 to 1974 and in the Florida Senate from 1974 to 2000, ultimately becoming the President of the Senate in 1994.
In terms of religious affiliation, Brad Drake is associated with Destiny Worship. Outside of his professional life, he enjoys recreational activities such as following the Atlanta Braves baseball team, supporting the Florida Gators, fishing, hunting, and golf.
Brad Drake has dedicated a significant portion of his life to public service. He was elected to the Florida House of Representatives, representing his constituents from 2008 to 2012 and again from 2014 to 2022. In 2023, he was appointed as the Director of Rural & Community Affairs in the Executive Office of Governor Ron DeSantis. Furthermore, Governor DeSantis appointed him to the Walton County Board of County Commissioners in the same year.
Throughout his career, Brad Drake has been actively involved in various organizations and affiliations. He served on the Northwest Florida State College Board of Trustees from 2013 to 2014 and held the position of Chairman for CrimeStoppers of Walton County in 2007. Brad also participated in foreign missions through Athletes-in-Action Baseball in 1994. He is a member of the National Rifle Association and has been recognized for his contributions by receiving the Florida Small County Coalition award in both 2022 and 2023.