Other Professional ExperienceCurrent Social Studies Teacher and Coach, Toutle Lake Jr/Sr High School; Former School Administrator ; Former Mill Worker; Former Hotel Maintenance Worker; Former Grounds Crew Worker
Education MA Political Science, Virginia Tech; BS History, Eastern Oregon University; Lower Columbia College; James Madison Fellow
Community ServiceYouth Sports Volunteer; Friends of Fox Creek Volunteer
We have numerous challenges in front of us, which require us to work together. Partisan gridlock between Democrats and Republicans has not worked in the past and it is not the answer moving forward. Continuing on this path will not solve our problems. Something must change. As your independent representative I will do everything in my power to unite both sides of the political aisle. I will support bipartisan legislation that benefits the people of Southwest Washington.
Like you, this is my home. I was born here, I moved back here, I work here, and I hope to retire here. We may not agree on every issue, but I genuinely care about the future of both our country and our local communities. As your elected representative I will be of service to you. Our future depends on us to find a way forward together.
When our Constitution was created in 1787 someone asked Ben Franklin while he was outside of Independence Hall what type of government he helped create. He responded, “A republic, if you can keep it.” A functioning government requires us to put forth our best effort. I will work as hard as I possibly can for the people of Southwest Washington. I am excited for the opportunity to step up to the plate and be your representative.
Vote Independent. Vote Chris Byrd for Congress.