Chris is a progressive, reform-minded activist. He has seen the issues plaguing Delaware’s broken criminal justice system firsthand, through both his career as a defense attorney and his time as a volunteer for Democratic campaigns and community organizations like the Delaware Center for Justice and the Coalition to Dismantle the New Jim Crow.
Chris’s political career began when he joined the Obama for America Legal Protection Team in 2008, and he has fought against voter suppression in every election since. He now serves as the Vice-Chair of the City of Wilmington Democratic Party, and was a delegate to the DNC in 2016. In 2018, Chris ran to be the Democratic nominee for Delaware Attorney General. In addition, Chris is the Chair of the Multicultural Judges and Lawyers Branch of the Delaware State Bar Association and he is a member of the Diversity committee.
Chris spent several years working as an Assistant City Solicitor for City of Wilmington Law Department, where he represented the Mayor’s office, City Council, and the Wilmington Police Department. While there, he worked with what is now the Gabby Giffords Law Center while pursuing different gun violence policy solutions. In partnership with these national experts, Chris learned methods to incorporate effective practices that are working to reduce gun violence in other jurisdictions. He has drafted different pieces of public safety and violence reduction legislation, including the City’s first-ever body camera policy and comprehensive firearms control legislation.