Leonard Christian

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Leonard Christian
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Washington House of Representatives, District 4a
Incumbent
In office
January 17, 2014 - Present
Term ends
January 12, 2015
Years in position 0
PartyRepublican
Compensation
Base salary$42,106/year
Per diem$90/day
Education
High schoolJoel E. Ferris
Bachelor'sEmbry Riddle Professional Aeronautics University
Associate'sCommunity College of the Air Force
Master'sWebster’s University
Military service
Service/branchUS Air Force Master Sergeant
Personal
ProfessionRealtor
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Leonard Christian is a Republican member of the Washington House of Representatives, representing District 4. He was first appointed to the chamber in January 2014 to fulfill the seat vacated by Larry Crouse.[1]

Biography

Christian earned his B.S. from Embry Riddle Professional Aeronautics University and his M.B.A. from Webster’s University. Christian is a retired US Air Force Master Sergeant. He has been a real estate broker for Windermere Cornerstone since 2007.[2][3]

Committee assignments

2014

After his appointment in 2014, Christian served on the following committees:

Washington Committee Assignments, 2013
Appropriations
Capital Budget
General Government Appropriations and Oversight
Government Operations and Elections
Labor and Workforce Development

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Christian's campaign website highlighted the following issues:[4]

Education

  • Excerpt: "Once K-12 is complete, we need to do everything possible to keep tuition down and provide assistance first to the children of the citizens who have worked hard and paid taxes."

Gun Control

  • Excerpt: "Our founding fathers made it clear that GOVERNMENT must not infringe on the citizens right to bear arms and I fully support the Second Amendment. The only exception is if a person has been deemed to be a danger to them self or the community by a jury of their peers or a group of medical professionals."

Abortion

  • Excerpt: "I am Pro-Life without exception. I was honored to be able to speak at the pro-life rally on the capitol steps this year and my wife Rima and I spend a lot of time and money supporting local ministries that help young ladies in a crises pregnancy situation."

Transportation

  • Excerpt: "Until the citizens of Spokane get solid guarantees that our projects will be funded and some major reforms are made in the current WA DOT, neither you as the taxpayer nor I as your representative can support an additional gas tax increase."

Health Care

  • Excerpt: "Every person and family of the 4th district deserves to have health care. The current federal takeover has forced over 50 new mandates onto insurance policies. The small business owners who once provided health care are finding it too expensive to continue to provide coverage to their valuable employees. We need to work towards a “Basic Health Plan” that provides flexibility."

Elections

2014

See also: Washington House of Representatives elections, 2014

Elections for all 49 districts (98 seats) in the Washington House of Representatives will take place in 2014. A blanket primary election took place on August 5, 2014. The general election will be held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was May 17, 2014. Incumbent Leonard Christian (R) was defeated by Bob McCaslin (R) and Diana Wilhite (R) in the primary. McCaslin and Wilhite will face off in the general election.[5][6]

Washington House of Representatives, District 4A Top Two Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngBob McCaslin 44.6% 11,876
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngDiana Wilhite 30.5% 8,112
     Republican Leonard Christian Incumbent 24.9% 6,611
Total Votes 26,599

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2014

In 2014, the 63rd Washington State Legislature was in session from January 13 to March 14.[7]

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Christian's endorsements included the following:[8]

  • Washington Association of Realtors
  • GU College Republicans
  • Zaycon Foods - Mike Conrad
  • Washington State Dental PAC
  • Human Life PAC of Washington
  • Endorsed and Named Guardian of Small Business by NFIB
  • The Associated General Contractors of America (Build East PAC)
  • Washington Food Industry Association
  • Washington State Auto Dealers PAC
  • Sonderen Packaging

Personal

Christian and his wife, Rima, have two children and one grandchild.[3]

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