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Ready to serve at a higher level






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.  





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.





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.



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


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.


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