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June 7, 2016 — California Primary Election
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Los Angeles County Democratic Party — Democratic PartyCandidate for County Central Committee, Assembly District 70

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Christopher Michael Wilson

Senior Field Representative
4,054 votes (2.48%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Support initiatives, policies and candidates who embody good democratic values.
  • Work to update the Democratic Party Platform to include the views and priorities of millennials.
  • Increase voter participation and accesss among young democrats.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Senior Field Representative - Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair Mike A. Gipson
Senior Field Representative and Communications Consultant, Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair Mike A. Gipson (2014–current)
Case Manager/Field Reprsenative and Legislative Aide, Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal, 70th Distrtict (2008–2014)
Project Inter/Project Coordinator, Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter, 62nd District (2008–2009)
Vocational Specialist, Whittier Union High School District (2005–2007)
Recreation Leader II, City of Pico Rivera Parks and Recreation Department (2002–2005)

Biography

 

 

 

Christopher Michael Wilson was born in er Michael WilsonWhittier, California, home of the last Mexican Governor of California (Alta California) Pío Pico. Born of working class parents, Christopher quickly understood the value of hard work, commitment and dedication. While Chris' mother marched alongside Cesar Chavez in support of civil and worker rights, his dad went on to become a successful businessman for AT&T before suffering a stroke that caused him to retire early.

 

Working for the Pico Rivera Parks and Recreation Department and the Whittier Union High School as a Vocational Specialist at the age of 16, It wasn't until July of 2008 when Chris began his work with the California Legislature as an Intern then Project Coordinator to California Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter. Representing cities in the Inland Empire, Chris hit the ground running to assist Assemblymember Carter with field representation and constituent services that cut red tape for people having trouble with state departments and agencies.

 

Chris continued his service in the Assembly when he joined Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal’s Administration in February of 2009. Serving as her Case Manager in a district that encompassed over 400,000 constituents, Chris assisted district constituents on issues relating to unemployment benefits and state disability, healthcare, housing, veterans services, social services and more. He also served as a Field Representative for the City of Signal Hill working with the mayor and city council, police officials, the city's chamber of commerce and local businesses on issues of legislative concern.

 

After working for Assemblymember Lowenthal for four years in her district office, Chris transitioned from her office in Long Beach to join her capitol team in Sacramento. As a Legislative Aide, Chris advised Assemblymember Lowenthal on legislation relating to revenue and taxation, arts, entertainment, sports, tourism and internet media, animals, immigration, veterans, jobs and economic development. Chris also staffed Assemblymember Lowenthal on the Assembly Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review, the committee in charge of identifying savings and efficiencies in the management of state government, reviewing and studying the implementation, operation, and effectiveness of state programs and agencies.  In addition, Chris worked on and served as the lead staffer on AB 2545 to address the needs of victims of military sexual assault and AB 1525 to allow for couples to get married locally. Both legislative bills passed out of the legislature and were signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in 2014.

 

Currently, Chris serves as a Senior Representative for Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson who was sworn in to represent the 64th Assembly District in November 2014, a district that includes nearly a half million people and ranks as one of the impoverished districts in California.  Among his responsibilities includes representing Assemblymember Gipson in the communities of Carson, Wilmington, North Long Beach, Lynwood and Harbor Gateway.  He also serves as the lead staffer on Assemblymember Gipson’s social media handles, and covers issues that include: transportation, ports, business, economic development, veterans, LGBTQ, revenue and taxation, and arts and entertainment.  In the first 7 months of working for Assemblymember Gipson, Chris assisted Mr. Gipson with securing $3 million for the for an associated greenbelt expansion park project in East Wilmington in addition to a “Welcome to Wilmington” that is currently in its final stages.

 

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • Evolve

Elected Officials (1)

  • Assemblymember Mike A. Gipson, Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair

Candidate Contact Info

Email mr.wilson562@gmail.com

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