Survey shows public safety is top priority for 25th Legislative District

Legislature on wrong track, people say

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In his first video update of the 2024 legislative session, Sen. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, discusses a survey of 25th District residents. Some of the results may surprise you. Click here or on the video above to see more.

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

What do you think the Legislature should be doing this year? It’s a good question as the Washington Legislature launches its 2024 session. Over the holidays, I joined with your representatives in the state House, Kelly Chambers and Cyndy Jacobsen, in sponsoring a survey. The results tell us much about your priorities for the coming year.

Your top issues are the same as mine — restoring public safety, improving public education and keeping Washington affordable. Meanwhile, issues that are top concerns for current majority party leaders rank toward the bottom of the list.

In the short video above, I discuss the results in detail. I hope you will take a moment to watch.

I want to thank everyone who participated. And those of you who didn’t get a chance — give us a call, send us an email, or drop a letter in the mail. We in the Legislature need to hear from you. Our democracy works best when the people speak.


A snapshot of the 25th District

Three hundred people participated in this year’s survey — a great response rate to a legislative poll. The charts and graphs below show part of the picture. What you don’t see are all the written responses we received. Two-thirds of respondents offered further thoughts. Many of these comments were heartfelt and went into great detail. I read them all, and I want you to know how much I appreciated your efforts.

One big surprise was the number of you who are concerned with a bill in the House that would ban sales of gas-powered lawn mowers, leaf blowers and other other outdoor and garden equipment. Thanks for calling my attention to it — I’ll be watching. If there are any other pieces of legislation that concern you this session, I hope you will let us know.


An honor for service to veterans

Last week I was honored to be presented the Legislator of the Year Award for Outstanding Service to Veterans. Recipients are selected by the governor’s Veterans Affairs Advisory Committee, and we were recognized at the annual reception of the Veterans Legislative Coalition.

I served in the Army, and am proud to have sponsored SB 5358 last year. This bill establishes a mechanism to better connect veterans to services throughout Washington state. Those of us who have given our service to the country don’t expect accolades, and that is why an honor like this one is so meaningful. I am glad to support those who protect our nation, past and present, and ensure they receive the respect they are due.






Thanks for reading — it is an honor serving you!





Sen. Chris Gildon, 25th Legislative District
Deputy Leader, Senate Republican Caucus


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