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Rep. Chris Gildon will begin his first term in the state Senate as the Deputy Floor Leader for the Republican caucus, as his peers in the Senate unanimously elected him to...

Dec. 11, 2020

We have faced much adversity so far this year, but none of us could have imagined we would be in the situation we are in now. It has turned our lives...

May 8, 2020

I hope this letter finds you well. The governor held another press conference this afternoon regarding the reopening of our state. During this conference, the governor said he will extend the...

May 1, 2020

Joined by nearly 50 state lawmakers and county level officials throughout the state, Rep. Chris Gildon sent a letter to the governor calling for decentralization of some decision-making as the state...

May 1, 2020

Just like that, 60 days have come and gone, and the 2020 legislative session officially adjourned on Thursday, March 12. It was a whirlwind two months. During this session we saw...

March 17, 2020

Believe it or not, this short 60-day session is scheduled to adjourn a week from tomorrow. We’ve now passed some additional policy cutoff deadlines, hundreds of bills have passed back and...

March 4, 2020

The House and Senate introduced their 2020 supplemental budgets this week and laid out how they plan to use the state’s projected $2.4 billion revenue surplus. Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, highlights...

Feb. 27, 2020

We’re now four weeks into the 2020 legislative session. Friday will be policy cut-off, which means lawmakers have been busy introducing, hearing, and passing legislation. To date, we’ve seen nearly 1,400...

Feb. 6, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is barely two weeks old, and Olympia is already in full swing with over 1,000 new bills being introduced. I’ve personally filed a number of bills that...

Jan. 24, 2020

The 2020 legislative session is underway and there’s a lot to talk about. Rep. Chris Gildon, R-Puyallup, discusses the new Speaker of the House, his higher education bills, $30 car-tabs, title-only...

Jan. 17, 2020