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The cost of housing continues to be a major issue in our state. Building Permit costs and their associated timelines are a large driver of that cost. Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup,...

March 3, 2020

We’re nearing the end of the 2019 legislative session. With only a few days left, there’s still a lot left to tackle, including: 2019-21 operating budget, which as the name implies,...

April 16, 2019

Last week, the state Legislature passed the halfway point of the 2019 legislative session. For the past week and a half, lawmakers have been on the floors of their respective chambers...

March 14, 2019

First, I want to thank everyone who attended the Coffee and Conversation events on Saturday, Feb. 16. At both venues, we were at or near max capacity, and we all engaged...

Feb. 25, 2019

Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, has introduced two bills that would help increase the supply of affordable housing in Washington state. Both bills are based on a recent study conducted by the...

Feb. 19, 2019

Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, discusses two bills he sponsored that would help increase the supply of affordable housing while keeping government accountable to taxpayers.

Feb. 14, 2019

The state Capitol was effectively shut down on Monday due to the snowstorm impacting our region, which means all committee meetings in the House and Senate were cancelled. Reporters and veteran...

Feb. 13, 2019

Hello! On Jan. 14, I began my first term serving as your state representative in the 25th Legislative District. I am honored and humbled to serve our communities in this new...

Jan. 31, 2019

Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, was recently appointed by Washington House Republican leadership to serve as the ranking Republican on the House Housing, Community Development and Veterans Committee. Gildon will temporarily replace...

Jan. 29, 2019