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Born on 10/12/54
Lives in rural Pierce County with wife, April, married for 28 years; son Andrew, age 22 and Kimberly age 18.

College Degree (AA) in Aviation, FAA Certified Airline Transport Pilot, State Certified Peace Officer

Decorated 25-year police detective
Commander of 15-city homicide/violent crimes task force
Former 4-year member of the WA State House of Representatives

Community Involvement:
Family are members of Calvary Presbyterian Church in Enumclaw

Legislative Priorities:
Public Safety
Consumer Protection/Health Care


  • FIRING WILD: Explosive target shooting in our forests | Videos - March 4, 2016
    As Washington state faces another long dry summer and we spend hundreds of millions of tax dollars fighting wildfires, we cannot risk additional wildfires caused by reckless and explosive target shooting. It is imperative that we protect our resources and... READ MORE
  • Hurst: New construction budget is a big win for 31st District | News - June 30, 2015
    Legislative news from Rep. Christopher Hurst, ID-Enumclaw (31st Legislative District) June 30, 2015 House passes $3.9 billion construction budget, funds local projects OLYMPIA – Rep. Christopher Hurst (ID-Enumclaw) said the state’s new $3.9 billion construction budget is the best for... READ MORE
  • House Passes Sweeping Improvements to State Recreational Marijuana System | News - June 26, 2015
    OLYMPIA – Since voters approved limited use of marijuana for health reasons in 1998, Washington has worked to create an adequate system to handle medical use of the drug. By approving recreational use of marijuana with Initiative 502, the state... READ MORE
  • Lawmakers: don’t dump sex offenders in Pierce County | News - February 3, 2015
    OLYMPIA – Legislation sponsored by Democrats and Republicans would change how the state handles the release of sex offenders back into the community. “For too long, Pierce County has been the convenient place for the state to release sex offenders,”... READ MORE
  • Podcast: Rep. Christopher Hurst talks about the demand to stop liquor-shoplifting | News - January 16, 2014
    Rep. Christopher Hurst on reducing liquor-shoplifting from Washington stores
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