About Chris

 
 
Background

Chris is a dedicated community activist and leading family and civil rights attorney. As a sixth-generation resident of Salt Lake City, Chris has deep roots in District 3. He has shown his passion for progressive issues as a volunteer for various community organizations and causes.

Most recently, Chris served two terms on the Salt Lake City Human Rights Commission, where he helped establish the state’s first non-discrimination ordinances for housing and employment. Chris also served on the Utah Pride Center Board of Directors, where he led a nationwide coalition of organizations in filing an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court calling for equal treatment of LGBTQ families under the law.

Chris graduated from Westminster College with a degree in history before obtaining his law degree from the University of Utah. He won his first jury trial representing the people of Salt Lake City as an intern at the City Prosecutor's Office. After working as an associate attorney for several years, Chris opened his own small firm focusing on offering affordable legal services to clients who could otherwise not afford an attorney. Chris serves as a court-appointed advocate for children and has donated hundreds of hours of service through organizations like the ACLU of Utah, the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, Equality Utah, and the Utah State Bar. 

Through his professional skills and experience, Chris will ensure the residents of District 3 have an informed and energetic advocate on the City Council. Chris also brings his skills as a negotiator and mediator to help manage conflict, solve complex problems, and build consensus among different groups.

Chris lives in the lower Avenues with his husband, dog, and two cats.