A former small business owner, Chris currently works as the Chief of Staff to Councilman Justin Brannan. Before that, he worked in the private sector as a Project Manager in one of the largest Naturally Occurring Retirement Communities in Brooklyn. Chris also has extensive experience in state government as a former Communications and Policy Director in the New York State Assembly.
Chris understands the challenges we face in Bay Ridge. Whether it’s the terrible R train, partisan gerrymandering, overcrowded schools, the unique challenges facing seniors or the threat our immigrant neighbors are under because of Trump, Chris has been fighting these fights for years and knows every block of the district. He also manages to find time for community involvement throughout the district:
- Chris has worked for the last three Democratic Bay Ridge Councilmen, Justin Brannan, Vincent Gentile and Sal Albanese.
- Cofounding the Bay Ridge Democrats and serving as its first Vice President and current President.
- Serving as Secretary of the Bay Ridge Art Walk (SAW) to bring public art to 5th Avenue.
- Helping neighbors during Sandy relief efforts.
Chris is running because he sees that many of the solutions to the problems our neighborhoods face will be solved when politicians put their constituents ahead of special interests.
Chris is a Democrat because he believes in Democratic values. He will fight to raise wages, protect women’s rights, stand up for students and teachers, and protect our neighborhood from greedy developers. He believes we need a government that works for all New Yorkers, no matter age, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, income or zip code.
Chris is determined to put New Yorkers back in charge of their government.