Serving our country has been his life's work. Now Chris is excited to represent us in Oympia!
Improving our community and protecting our quality of life from the pressures of Seattle's failed policies is Chris Gildon's top priority.
As an Army Officer, Chris learned true leaders are servants first.
Chris currently serves you as an elected member of the Washington State House of Representatives, 25th Legislative District. He is a 23-year Veteran Army Officer with a record of solving difficult problems while serving at home or abroad during his five overseas deployments.
He constantly emphasizes that “We must clearly identify the problem we are trying to solve before applying solutions.” Many politicians try to solve the outcome, such as homelessness, rather than the root causes of addiction, mental illness, and the overall high cost of living.
Chris understands that only when we fix the root causes can we then solve our problems. That's why he is working for treatment for addiction, more housing opportunities, affordable college, and lower costs for prescription drugs...especially for our most vulnerable citizens.
Chris wants to enact real solutions to the root causes of the issues we face and reverse the current trend rather than failed policies that simply treat symptoms.
Leadership Experience: Chris been blessed with valuable leadership experience that he uses in Olympia as our Representative and will bring to the Senate. He has managed multimillion-dollar budgets, successfully led thousands of soldiers and civilians, and led a sexual assault response program in Pierce County to ensure victims received needed treatment.
Master, Public Administration, Webster University.
Master, Strategic Security Studies, National Defense University.
Bachelor, Political Science and History, University of Texas.
Community Service: Chris spends as much time as possible supporting the local service clubs and has volunteered for litter cleanup in Puyallup, for a program to help at-risk teens, and as a tee-ball coach. He is a neighborhood precinct committee officer and a member of the Puyallup VFW post 2224.
Committees and Boards:
Housing, Community Development, and Veterans Committee, Assistant Ranking
College and Workforce Development Committee, Assistant Ranking
Capital Budget Committee
Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Board Member
Economic Development Committee, Council of State Governments-WA
Chris lives in Puyallup with his wife of 26 years, Autumn. They have two children. After retiring from the military, he began a career as a commercial real estate broker and property manager.