25th Legislative district
AUDIO: FOLLOWING PUYALLUP MURDER, STATE SENATOR CALLS FOR SPECIAL SESSION TO FIX NEW POLICE REFORM LAWS
A Puyallup murder prompts a state Senator to call for a special legislative session to fix new police reform laws. Tracy Ellis explains.
Following Puyallup murder, 25th District lawmakers call for special session to fix new police reform laws
Twenty-Fifth District lawmakers Sen. Chris Gildon and Reps. Kelly Chambers and Cyndy Jacobsen, all R-Puyallup, issued the following statement Thursday: “Due to the Democrats’ new police reform laws, we continue to see a disturbing trend across the state where our men and women in law enforcement are unable to effectively...
Legislative video – WA CARES Fund
I recently shared background on the WA Cares Fund and the payroll tax that comes along with it. Watch my video above to learn about some of the questions I’ve been receiving and what you need to know before this program is implemented!
WA Cares Fund – new payroll tax coming soon!
Dear Neighbor, As Washington State reopens its doors fully again, I thought it appropriate to send a short update on the state of our economy, the job market, and the impending payroll tax for long-term care known as the Washington Cares Fund. How did Washington’s economy weather the pandemic? According...
2021 legislative session comes to an end – what you need to know
Dear friends and neighbors, This year’s 105-day legislative session came to an end on Sunday and to say it was a wild ride is an immense understatement. This session was record breaking in so many ways. We had more people testifying in committee from all across the state than any...
Gildon refutes statements made at governor’s news conference
Senator Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, issued the following statement after Gov. Jay Inslee’s claims today that he shared misinformation regarding Pierce County’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution. “The facts don’t lie. The data I shared came from the Washington State Department of Health’s (DOH) website. It clearly shows that Pierce County has been...
Legislative video – update on State v. Blake
Gildon introduces legislation to help counties succeed in recovery plan
Sen. Chris Gildon has sponsored a bill to ensure equitable distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine is considered before a county is moved back to a more restrictive phase under the “Healthy Washington – Roadmap to Recovery” plan. Senate Bill 5484 would require the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) to...
Legislature addresses Supreme Court ruling on drug possession
Dear friends and neighbors, Through my legislative updates this year, I’ve shared information with you on a wide variety of topics being discussed in Olympia this session. From climate legislation, testifying remotely, taxes proposals and emergency powers, this legislative session has been one for the history books! Today I want...