Representing the 47th Legislative District, Chris is a longtime resident of Auburn where he served as the first Native American member of the Auburn City Council. After earning a B.A. in history from Williams College and a J.D. from Cornell Law School, he began a 30-year legal career. As an attorney, Chris has worked at the state and federal level to advance human and tribal rights, expand clean energy jobs, champion health care access and affordability, and improve economic opportunity for tribal and other marginalized communities. He has also served as chair of the Washington State Gambling Commission and a member of the City of Seattle’s Human Rights Commission. Chris and his wife Pamela have two adult daughters and a grandson.