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City council success

  • Restored funds to youth shelter

  • Funded FTE census coordinator

  • Passed city-wide ADU ordinance

  • Restored “Percent for Art” funding for the RDA

some Facts about Chris

  • Award-winning pie baker

  • Born in District 3

  • Bowtie collector

  • Dad of @Blanchethecorgi on Instagram

 

All about Chris  

It all started when…

Chris is a dedicated community activist, a small business owner, and a leading family and civil rights attorney. He was first elected to the Salt Lake City Council in 2017. As a sixth-generation resident of Salt Lake City, Chris has deep roots in District Three. He has shown his passion for progressive issues as a volunteer for various community organizations and causes.

Before becoming a councilmember, 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 several years as an associate attorney, Chris opened his own firm focused on affordable legal services for clients who could not otherwise afford counsel. Chris served a court-appointed guardian for children and has donated hundreds of hours of service with the ACLU of Utah, the Rainbow Law Clinic, Equality Utah, and the Utah State Bar. 

Through his professional skills and experience, Chris works to ensure the residents of District Three have an informed and energetic advocate. In his first term, Chris was twice elected by his peers to serve in leadership roles, one year as vice chair of the City Council and another year as vice chair of the Redevelopment Agency of Salt Lake City.

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Chris lives in the Marmalade neighborhood with his husband, Chris Jensen, their two cats, and their corgi, Blanche.