Serving you in the Washington State Senate!

Welcome to my webpage! I’m Chris Gildon, your senator from Washington’s 25th Legislative District.

We live in one of the loveliest parts of the state, in the shadow of Mount Rainier, where we enjoy big-city amenities and suburban living. I am proud to call it home, and I am honored to represent you in Olympia.

As deputy leader of the Senate Republican Caucus and our assistant lead on the state operating budget, I am involved in the Legislature’s biggest debates. Top issues include public safety, keeping Washington affordable, and practical approaches to homelessness, drug addiction, and our social safety net. By building consensus within the Legislature, and putting pragmatism ahead of partisanship, we can get the job done.

On this page, you will find news and information about our activities in the Legislature. Please take a moment to sign up for my e-newsletter, which provides regular updates from Olympia. I hope you will stay in touch. If you have a comment or concern about state government, or you need assistance dealing with a state agency, please call my office at (360) 786-7648, or use the contact form below to send an email to me and my legislative assistant, Caylin Jensen. Our most important duty is to serve you!

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May 05, 2024

Election-year restrictions now in effect

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April 05, 2024

Rely on natural gas? WA lawmakers don’t care. The state’s ‘phaseout’ will cost you

The following op-ed was published in the The (Tacoma) News Tribune April 5, 2024. Opinion By Sen. Chris Gildon Did the Washington Legislature just pass a ban on natural gas that will force about 900,000 Puget Sound area customers to convert from gas to electric? That is the topic of much debate these days, and...
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March 28, 2024

Consumers will pay billions under law to phase out natural gas, Gildon says

OLYMPIA – A bill signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jay Inslee will force billions of dollars in new costs onto homeowners, renters and businesses, says Sen. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup. “Make no mistake about it – this law sets the stage for a natural gas ban in the central Puget Sound area,” Gildon said. “As...
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March 15, 2024

Recapping the 2024 session: This year the people set the pace

Note: This e-newsletter originally was distributed to Sen. Gildon’s subscribers March 15, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Gildon’s e-newsletters, click here.  In this week’s video update, I recap the biggest issues of our 2024 legislative session. You can see it by clicking here. Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’ve just finished our 2024 legislative session, and...
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March 07, 2024

Senators mystified by cut in drug task force funding; lawmakers approve other Republican fentanyl proposals

  OLYMPIA – Two Republican bills addressing Washington’s fentanyl crisis are headed to the governor’s office for final consideration, but senators say they are surprised by a cutback in this year’s budget for local law enforcement drug task forces. Senate Republicans offered proposals this year to combat the spread of deadly fentanyl this year in...
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March 05, 2024

Legislature passes three initiatives – voters will decide three more in fall

Note: This e-newsletter originally was distributed to Sen. Gildon’s subscribers March 5, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Gildon’s e-newsletters, click here.    Dear Friends and Neighbors, The Washington Legislature often saves the toughest decisions for last. On Monday, just a few days before we are scheduled to adjourn, lawmakers of both parties came together and voted...
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