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Spokane Valley, WA – State Representative Leonard Christian announced he will run for the State Senate, following the recent announcement that Senator Mike Padden will not run for reelection. Our State Senate needs proven conservative leaders who understand our community, our values, and the importance of fighting for what’s right.  

A 20-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, who grew up in the Spokane area and has a lifelong record of service to the nation and our state.  Patriotism and public service have been the hallmarks of my entire adult life.  Representing the people of our community in Olympia in the House and now the Senate are a natural extension of this commitment.

Leonard Christian serves on the State Government & Tribal Relations, Capital Budget, Innovation, Community & Economic Development, & Veterans Committees. His legislative work has focused on Education and Veterans issues and promoting our local economy.  

 

 

 

ABOUT LEONARD CHRISTIAN

Leonard Christian currently serves as a state representative in the Washington State Legislature, representing his Fourth Legislative District constituents in Olympia.

Leonard was born in Los Angeles and raised in Spokane by a single parent in an unstable household, with multiple instances of foster care. From this life experience Leonard carries compassion and sensitivity to the challenges that so many of us face… and the first-hand knowledge that with dedication and perseverance, success and fulfillment are in reach for all of us.

The overriding theme of Leonard’s life has been “Commitments made, commitments kept”. Immediately after graduating Ferris High School in 1984 Leonard married his life partner Rima. And a few weeks later Leonard enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, where he served for more than 20 years.

In 2022 Leonard’s constituents elected him to serve as representative for the Fourth Legislative District, representing residents of Spokane Valley, Liberty Lake, Millwood, and the communities of Colbert, Chattaroy, Green Bluff and Newman Lake. Previously, Leonard had been appointed in 2014 to serve a partial term as Fourth District representative after the incumbent was unable to complete his term.

Between legislative sessions Leonard serves home-buying families as a licensed real estate broker.

Leonard continued his service to his country as a volunteer senior member of the U.S. Air Force’s civilian auxiliary organization, the Civil Air Patrol. He has served as a volunteer instructor at Moody Bible Institute in Spokane, where he has taught aircraft mechanics to students preparing for aviation roles in missionary work. And he has served and continues to serve in a variety of other volunteer positions too numerous to list.

As part of his commitment to excellence in service Leonard continued his education after retiring from the Air Force, earning a bachelor’s degree in Professional Aeronautics and a graduate degree in business administration (MBA).

Leonard is an FAA-licensed private pilot, FAA-licensed mechanic and is a committed member of Spokane Valley’s Sun City Church.

Leonard has been an active participant in Spokane County Republicans for nearly two decades. Leonard is committed to conservative values of empowering all citizens for success, empowering government with only the powers necessary to fulfill its legitimate responsibilities, protecting personal independence, and expecting personal responsibility. Leonard votes his values – both personally, and as the people’s representative in Olympia.

Leonard and Rima have been blessed with two children and three grandchildren, and they reside in Spokane Valley.

 

 

LEONARD’S BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY

VALUES

Empowering the individual to pursue his or her dreams; personal responsibility; patriotism; United States exceptionalism; defense of the U.S. Constitution; government empowered to fulfill its legitimate responsibilities, but no more.

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1984 - 2005

United States Air Force. Roles included Jet-Engine Mechanic; Recruiter; Computer Technician; Security Manager. Retired as Master Sergeant (E-7).

2005 - current

Licensed real estate broker currently with Professional Realty Services

2014

Washington State Legislature, Olympia, WA. Washington State Representative, Fourth Legislative District (partial term).

2023 - current

Washington State Legislature, Olympia, WA. Washington State Representative, Fourth Legislative District.

EDUCATION

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL. B.S. Professional Aeronautics.

Webster University, St. Louis, MO. Master of Business Administration.

 

 

 

 

Friends and Leaders who endorse Leonard for Senate

     

 

Former Sheriff Ozzie Knezovich

Mary Kuney County Commissioner

 

Bill Vaughn Marketing Director

Brian & Diane Anderson

 

Shirley Heartburg

Representative Travis Couture

 

Spokane Assessor Tom Konis

Representative Spencer Hutchins

 

Representative Bryan Sandlin

Spokane Valley City Council Ben Wick

 

Past committee woman Suzan Wilmoth

Fire Commissioner John Guarisco

 

Representative Stephanie Barnard

Public School Employees of WA

 

Representative Sam Low

Jeff Wiyrick

 

Liberty Lake Mayor Cris Kaminskas

Debra Long

 

Fire Commissioner Patrick Burch

Mainstream Republicans of Washington

 

Bob McKinley CPA

Bob Field

 

Phil Altmeyer Executive Director

 

Dave Lucke

 
     
 

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