About Rep. Chris Gildon

In 2019, Chris was sworn in as state representative of the 25th Legislative District, which includes Puyallup, South Hill, Midland, Fife and part of Parkland.

Chris received his bachelor’s in political science from the University of Texas. He also holds two master’s degrees in public administration and strategic security studies.

Chris has proven leadership experience. A 23-year veteran Army Officer, Chris has served in five overseas deployments, leading thousands of soldiers and civilians. He also led a sexual assault response program in Pierce County, helping connect survivors to treatment.

After retiring from the military, he began a new career in commercial real estate.

In addition to his legislative committee assignments, Chris serves on the board of directors for the Washington State Institute for Public Policy, which conducts nonpartisan research to inform public policymaking. He was also appointed to serve on the Economic Development Committee, which considers regional economic issues, for the Western division of The Council of State Governments.

Chris lives in Puyallup with his wife, Autumn. They have two children.