There is no stopping Chris when he gets emotionally charged on an issue he is passionate about.
These past four years, we have gone through major milestones in our lives. From buying a home, adopting our wonderful fur babies and of course, getting married. Without a doubt, the most important milestone has also been Chris’ candidacy for state representative of Legislative District 20.
Running for office has been fun, stressful and an emotional roller coaster ride for the both of us. As a former community organizer myself, I understood the amount of sacrifice that this commitment would entail. Despite these difficulties, I always felt it was worth it.
Chris’ commitment to the campaign meant he would work part-time and dedicate the rest of his time fostering trust in the community. His full-time work consists of developing leadership through our youth, empowering folks to help elect candidates that will serve the interests of the families in our neighborhoods. He’s done that with the passion and dedication that I love him for.
For nearly a year, our home became a de facto field office where almost every other night we had our friends and neighbors phone banking. Then, the weekends were spent launching canvasses into our neighborhood.
I don’t know how many pairs of shoes Chris has gone through, or how many cuts and scrapes he has gotten after a long day of canvassing. Even the gruesome summer heat didn’t stop him. What I do know, is that he has seen his team grow and continue meaningful conversations he had with voters.
Chris is someone who demonstrates his affection and compassion through action. One night, we were both exhausted from a long day of work when we heard strange rumbling sounds in front of our yard. So Chris steps outside to see what it was. A couple of minutes later, he walked in and asked that moving forward, we set aluminum cans aside.
Turns out, an older man was going through our recycling bin picking out cans to make money. Without hesitation and judgement, Chris was willing to help. That’s the kind of leadership we need in the state legislature, someone who will advocate for everyone regardless of their background and status.
These past few years, we have seen our public schools suffer and our families struggle. We have limited access to well paid jobs and healthcare benefits all because of the failed leadership in the state legislature. That needs to stop.
That is why I am asking you to support Chris. He will fight for you.