Elected Experience: None
Other Professional Experience: Chris honorably served for 23 years as an Army Officer with 5 deployments. He managed multimillion-dollar budgets, successfully led thousands of soldiers and civilians, and spearheaded a program to facilitate peace negotiations with insurgents in Afghanistan. Chris led a sexual assault response program in Pierce County to ensure victims received needed treatment.
Education: Master, Public Administration, Webster University. Master, Strategic Security Studies, National Defense University. Bachelor, Political Science, University of Texas.
Community Service: Chris volunteered for litter cleanup in Puyallup, for a program to help at-risk teens, and as a tee-ball coach. He is a neighborhood precinct committee officer.
Statement: This is a great place to live and raise a family. But Seattle’s problems are at our doorstep. Our increased car tab fees pay for trains most people in our district will never use. Property taxes have skyrocketed, especially hurting seniors and lower-income earners. Drug addiction, homelessness, and vagrancy threaten our beautiful community.
Chris is a proven leader who approaches problems with compassion enough to care and courage enough to act. He will make the tough decisions and work to heal our political divide. Chris Gildon is the right choice to protect our quality of life.