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Charles was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and moved to the Yakima Valley at the age of 3. He grew up in Naches and makes his home there today with his wife, CarriAnn, and their 2 sons, Vincent and Lucas.
He served in the United States Navy from 1990-1994, including duty on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk during the Persian Gulf War.
Charles is a licensed funeral director who worked in the funeral home industry in Yakima for 18 years before winning the 2014 election to be your Yakima County Auditor.
Associate of Arts, Yakima Valley College
Associate of Arts, Funeral Director/Mortuary Science, Mount Hood
Community College, (Gresham, Oregon)
Graduated Naches Valley High School, 1990
State Representative, 2007-2014 (resigned upon becoming the Yakima County Auditor)
Elected Mayor of Naches, 1999-2003, 2003-2006 (resigned upon becoming state representative)
Naches Town Council, 1997-2006
Guardian of Small Business, 2010, 2012
National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB)
Legislator of the Year, Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), 2008
Cornerstone Award, Association of Washington Business (AWB), 2007-2012
Floor Leader, 2010-2012
Assistant Floor Leader, 2007-2010
Assistant Republican Whip, 2007
Board of Directors, Yakima County Health District
Yakima County Mayors Association
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 379 (lifetime member)
Naches Lions Club
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