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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February 26, 2024

Senate budget funds measures to combat fentanyl addiction, overdoses

OLYMPIA – Republican proposals to tackle skyrocketing fentanyl usage and overdose deaths in Washington state are funded in the operating budget passed by the Washington Senate Friday. The $71.6 billion budget bill contains funding for local law enforcement task forces, a public education campaign focused on opioids and tribal opioid prevention and recovery programs. The...
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February 22, 2024

Hearings set on three initiatives

Note: This e-newsletter originally was distributed to Sen. Gildon’s subscribers Feb. 22, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Gildon’s e-newsletters, click here.    Dear Friends and Neighbors, We’ve had some surprising news at the statehouse. Our majority Democratic colleagues in the House and Senate have announced they will permit hearings on three of the six initiatives submitted...
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February 14, 2024

Senate passes bill bringing social services into the smartphone age

Note: This e-newsletter originally was distributed to Sen. Gildon’s subscribers Feb. 14, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Gildon’s e-newsletters, click here.  I’m excited to be working this year on a concept that brings social services into the smartphone era, with an app connecting people to the programs they need. I call this idea ‘Whole Washington,’ and...
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February 13, 2024

Senate passes bills to tackle opioid addiction, overdose deaths

OLYMPIA – Washington state’s fast-rising rate of opioid addiction and overdose deaths are targeted by a pair of bills that emerged from the state Senate this week. Both measures passed the Senate 49-0 and now move to the House. The bills launch a coordinated statewide education program aimed at youths and adults, and fund tribal...
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February 09, 2024

BREAKING NEWS: Unneeded property tax hike is stopped in Senate

Note: This e-newsletter originally was distributed to Sen. Gildon’s subscribers Feb. 9, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Gildon’s e-newsletters, click here.  I joined Senate Republicans at a news conference Thursday as SB 5770 was poised for a vote. You can see my remarks by clicking here. Dear friends and neighbors, Ready for some good news from...
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February 08, 2024

The people upstage Olympia with six initiatives

Note: This e-newsletter originally was distributed to Sen. Gildon’s subscribers Feb. 8, 2024. To subscribe to Sen. Gildon’s e-newsletters, click here.  Dear friends and neighbors, One of the most important developments in Olympia this year didn’t start with the Legislature. It started with the people. Six initiatives have been presented to the Legislature this session, after...
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