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Commissioner Chris Jordan is passionate about public service.  Chris joined the Board in January 2023, after serving as an Assistant Attorney General with the Washington State Attorney General’s Office in Spokane.  As a litigator, Jordan handled hundreds of child safety cases on behalf of the state, working with social workers and law enforcement partners to keep vulnerable children safe, and to help families in crisis heal.  Chris was a recognized leader in Spokane County Juvenile Court, receiving the Judge James Triplet Teamwork Award for outstanding collaboration at the courthouse in 2022.

Chris Jordan is a fourth-generation Spokanite. He attended Mead Schools K-12, graduating from Mt. Spokane High School, where he met his high school sweetheart and wife Mara.

Chris studied law and public administration at the University of Washington.  He was appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire and confirmed by the Washington State Senate to serve on the university’s governing board, where he pushed for college affordability.  Chris also helped lead a successful, bipartisan effort to pass Washington State’s first law aiding homeless students, the Homeless Children Education Act.

As a state employee, Jordan was a proud union member.  He is an ardent fan of the Gonzaga Bulldogs, Seattle Mariners, and Spokane Indians baseball team.  He frequently hikes Spokane County trails with his dog “Betty,” and enjoys the outdoors in the beautiful Inland Northwest.

Commissioner Jordan was elected to serve newly created County Commissioner District 1 in Spokane County.  District 1 includes most of the west side of the city of Spokane as well as some unincorporated areas north of the city limits.  District 1 stretches approximately from 29th Ave. on the South Hill to the area north of town around Mead High School.

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