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About Terry

Terry Christensen was elected to his first term on the Richland City Council in 2011, and his second term in 2015, where he currently serves as Mayor Pro Tem. Raised in Richland, Terry has life-long family, personal, and professional ties in the community. His professional experience includes a degree in Business Administration from Central Washington University and over 35 years of finance and business management experience in both commercial and government industries, 27 of which were spent working at Hanford. Terry retired from Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in 2011.

Terry has been involved with numerous community projects over the years, choosing to volunteer his time to support efforts that he believes enhance Richland’s quality of life. In addition to serving on the Richland Parks & Recreation Commission for the past 10 years (5 years as Chairman and 3 years as Vice-Chairman), Terry’s volunteer efforts include: 20 years with the Tri-City Girls Fastpitch Softball Association, serving many years as President and currently Officer; the Tri-Cities Visitor and Convention Bureau Sports Council; Trustee with the Richland Rod and Gun Club; the City of Richland Tourism Committee; and the Richland High School Bomber Boosters.

Terry and his wife, Rosa, raised their four children in this community and now enjoy watching their grandchildren grow up here as well. When he is not working, volunteering, or coaching, Terry’s favorite pastimes include boating with his family on the Columbia River, camping and fishing with his grandchildren, and watching Mariners and Seahawks games.

His current representative duties include serving on the Economic Development Committee, Port of Benton, Benton County 2060 Affordable Housing Steering Committee, Benton County Solid Waste Advisory Committee, and the Energy Communities Alliance. He also serves as an alternate on the Hanford Communities Governing Board, Emergency Operations Board, Tri-Cities Regional Chamber of Commerce, Ben Franklin Transit Board of Directors, Fireman’s Pension Board, and the Police Pension Board.


Committee to Re-Elect Terry Christensen
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