Gordon Walgren was born and raised in Bremerton, Washington, the son of school teachers. He attended local schools graduating from Bremerton High School. He holds a Business Degree and a Dr. of Law degree from the University of Washington. He is a former Prosecuting Attorney for Kitsap County; a former City Attorney for the City of Bremerton; a former member of the Washington House of Representatives and a former member and Majority Leader of the Washington State Senate. He currently serves as the attorney for the Port of Bremerton. He is registered with the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission as a lobbyist and is the President of Washington Capitol Services, a Washington lobby firm. He is Of Counsel to the firm of Ryan, Sells Uptegraft, Inc. P.S. of Silverdale, Washington. He is married to Sue. They have two daughters and three grandchildren. They continue to reside in Bremerton.