Chris was born and raised in Snohomish Washington and lives with his wife Kim and their two kids in Tumwater. Chris began his professional career as a school teacher, which has led to a lifetime commitment to public service and public education. He has experienced education from nearly every perspective. He served on a local school board, and spent the last fourteen years as an executive in our state’s public community and technical college system. Chris was elected to the State Legislature six years ago and currently serve as Vice-chair of the House Education Committee. His wife is a career and college readiness counselor. She also serves as a school board member in the Tumwater School District. Reykdal would be the first Superintendent of Public Schools in nearly 30 years to actually have kids in our public schools.