Gildon to run for Senate
Representative Chris Gildon (R-Puyallup) announced today he will run for the State Senate seat being vacated by Senator Hans Zeiger. Zeiger announced yesterday he is running for the Pierce County Council.
Gildon spent most of his first legislative session working to make housing and college more affordable, and to hold Sound Transit accountable for the billions of taxpayer dollars they spend. He said if he is elected to the Senate, he will continue his work to reduce the costs of basic needs for the people of his community.
“Even in a booming economy, too many of our friends and neighbors are struggling to make ends meet,” said Gildon. “As Senator I’ll fight to reduce the cost of housing, prescription drugs, childcare and college. Because these shouldn’t be things that only some of us are able to afford.”
Gildon said divisive politics in Olympia often makes it difficult to do the people’s work.
“We can help our friends and neighbors,” said Gildon, “but only if we focus on solving the underlying problems rather than playing partisan politics.”
“The 25th District has a history of great leadership in the Senate from Jim Kastama to Bruce Dammeier to Hans Zeiger,” said Gildon. “They established a tradition of being a calm voice of reason, and I intend to carry that tradition forward.”
Representative Gildon serves on the Housing, Community Development and Veterans Committee, the College and Workforce Development Committee, the Capital Budget Committee, and the Rules Committee.
Chris Gildon is a retired Army Officer with 23 years of service and five overseas deployments. He currently works as a Commercial Real Estate Broker in Puyallup. He has been married to Autumn for 26 years and they have two children.
Gildon is endorsed by Senator Hans Zeiger, Representative Kelly Chambers, and County Executive Bruce Dammeier