Two Puyallup Republicans have taken the oath of office to serve as state representatives for the 25th Legislative District.
Rep. Chris Gildon, a 23-year veteran Army officer, will serve as the assistant ranking member on the House College and Workforce Development Committee.
“It’s a tremendous honor to be selected by House Republican leadership to serve as an assistant ranking member during my first year in office,” said Gildon. “The brightness of our future relies in part on the success of our children. That means ensuring students are college and career ready and promoting an array of education choices – from four-year institutions to apprenticeships and career and technical education.”
Gildon will also serve as the assistant ranking member of the House Housing, Community Development and Veterans Committee, and as a member of the House Capital Budget and Rules committees.
Rep. Kelly Chambers, a lifelong resident of Pierce County, has been appointed to serve as the assistant ranking member of the House Commerce and Gaming Committee. She will also serve on three other House committees – Rules, Transportation and Health Care and Wellness.
“I am honored and humbled by the confidence my constituents have placed in me to bring their voice and priorities to Olympia,” said Chambers. “I love our communities in the 25th, and am committed to doing everything in my power to ensure they remain great places to live, work and do business. That means fighting against unnecessary tax increases, supporting policies that create jobs and help small businesses grow, and finding ways to relieve congestion and ease the financial burden on commuters.”
The 25th Legislative District represents part of Pierce County, including Puyallup, South Hill, Midland, Fife and part of Parkland.
The 2019 legislative session began Jan. 14, and is scheduled to last 105 days.