Senator Chris Gildon has served in the Legislature since 2019, spending two years in the House of Representatives before moving to the Senate in 2021. He represents the 25th Legislative District which encompasses Puyallup, South Hill, Midland, and Summit.
Chris has proven leadership experience — not only as a 23-year veteran Army Officer with five overseas deployments and two bronze star medals — but also as a legislator who earned a reputation as being a calm voice of reason in Olympia.
Within the Senate Republican Caucus, Chris holds the role of deputy leader. He is actively engaged in several important Senate committees, including the Business, Financial Services, Gaming & Trade Committee, the Housing Committee, and the Rules Committee. On the Senate Ways and Means Committee, he serves as the assistant ranking Republican member, playing a significant role in shaping the state’s operating budget.
In addition to his legislative committee assignments, Chris is a member of the Economic and Revenue Forecast Council and the Legislative Ethics Board. His interest in factual non-partisan policy research is demonstrated by his participation as co-chair on the board of directors for the Washington State Institute for Public Policy. Other postings emphasize policy development, as a member of the Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs, the Covenant Homeownership Program Oversight Committee, and the Legislative-Executive WorkFirst Poverty Reduction Oversight Task Force. He also serves as co-chair of the Pierce County legislative delegation, which is both bipartisan and bicameral.
Chris earned a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Texas, complemented by a master’s degree in public administration from Webster University and a master’s in strategic security studies from the National Defense University.
Chris resides in Puyallup with his wife, Autumn, sharing a steadfast 30-year marriage and raising two grown children together.
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