Chris and his partner, Sarah, at a non-profit fundraiser in 2019
In addition to serving as a City Councilmember for the City, Chris is also assigned to the following committees:
- Climate Action
- Build and Rebuild (recovery)
- Longterm Financial Policy and Audit
- Open Government Taskforce (Chair)
- Violence Prevention Partnership (Alternate)
- COVID response legislative committee
Chris Also serves as the City's representative on:
- Mayors and Councilmembers Legislative Taskforce
- Sonoma County Transportation Authority
- Sonoma Clean Power (Alternate)
- Groundwater Sustainability Agency (Alternate)
Additionally, Chris represents Sonoma County's nine cities on the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) Board and the Consolidated Oversight Board for redevelopment agencies. He was appointed by the President of the California League of Cities as a statewide representative on the Environmental Quality committee.
Chris is a Santa Rosa native who has dedicated his life to our incredible community. Public service is personal to Chris, having been raised in a family that fights for our most vulnerable populations - his mom runs a Sonoma County non-profit working with developmentally delayed children under 5.
He has previously served as Senior staff for multiple California legislators who have represented Santa Rosa residents in the state and national Capitols – including Senator Mike McGuire and Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey. In his career, Chris has worked on issues and legislation that matters most to our city. He has fought to protect our parks and open space, helped to pass legislation to keep seniors in their homes, and worked with small businesses to create good, local jobs.
A specialist in local government and community engagement, Chris understands that our city is strongest when everyone has a voice. He’s worked across the aisle in the legislature and pushed aside arbitrary roadblocks to help address deficiencies in our mental health services, pass sensible pension reforms, and reinvest in our state’s disappearing career technical education programs.
Chris has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UC Santa Barbara and a Masters in Public Administration from Sonoma State University. He lives in Santa Rosa with his partner Sarah, a local nurse, their terrier Rufus, two cats Leo and Flora, and three chickens Babette, Claudette, and Henrietta.
Chris is working to create a more livable and affordable Santa Rosa