City: Spokane Valley, Washington
Education: Graduated from Ferris High School in 1984. Christian completed an associate's degree's from the College of the Air Force just before retiring from the military and went on to complete a degree in aeronautics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Graduated with a master's of business from Webster University.
Work Experience: Has worked as a real estate agent for Live Real Estate since 2014. Previously was a real estate agent for Windermere Real Estate and before that worked for Thomas and Black Real Estate. Christian was in the Air Force from 1984 to 2005, working many jobs, including aircraft mechanic and security specialist. He retired with the rank of master sergeant.
Political Experience: Appointed to a seat in the Washington State Legislature in 2014 to fill the remainder of Larry Crouse's term. He lost primary election against Bob McCaslin Jr. to keep the seat in August 2014. Lost close election for Spokane County auditor in 2018. Is a founding member of Republicans of Spokane County and served as vice chairman and chairman of the organization.
Family: Married and has two children.
Pitch: "I'm the only one with experience that has the ability to work across the aisle with both parties, and I'm focused on issues for the 4th, not worldwide issues. … I've got a very conservative voting record, and I'm the only one with a conservative voting record because I'm the only one that has been there."
- Web: leonardchristian.com
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