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Chris currently serves you as Deputy Leader for the Senate Republican Caucus and represents the 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.




  • Master, Public Administration, Webster University. 

  • Master, Strategic Security Studies, National Defense University. 

  • Bachelor, Political Science and History, University of Texas.


Committees and Boards:

  • Ways and Means Committee; Assistant Ranking for Operating Budget

  • Housing and Local Government Committee

  • Business, Financial Services, Gaming and Trade

  • Rules Committee

  • Washington State Institute for Public Policy, Co-Chair

  • Joint Committee on Veterans’ and Military Affairs

  • Legislative-Executive WorkFirst Poverty Reduction Oversight Task Force


Chris lives in Puyallup with his wife of 29 years, Autumn. They have two adult children.

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