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US HOUSE, DISTRICT 6
Chrissy earned her engineering degree from Stanford with a ROTC scholarship and received her M.S. in Technology and Policy from MIT. She served three years active duty as a Captain in the US Air Force, and 13 years in the Reserves. She was founding COO of B-Lab (a nonprofit that promotes B Corporations and good business practices) and President and COO/CFO for Springboard Collaborative (a Philadelphia-based nonprofit focused on improving early childhood literacy in under-served communities country-wide).
PA HOUSE, DISTRICT 158 (Avondale, East Bradford, East Marlborough, London Britain, New Garden, Newlin, West Bradford, West Goshen (PART, Districts Middle and South), and West Marlborough)
Chris has been involved with the state Legislature for over 12 years in both the House and Senate Longtime legislative. Aide to Rep. Carolyn Comitta,
D-156 and chief of staff to former Rep. Barbara McIlvaine Smith. She believes state budgeting is jeopardizing innovative county programs and projects and providing a solid education is important and is the “only mandate we have”.
Chris and her husband Jon are 25 year residents of Chester County. During this time, Chris has served the community in numerous ways. While raising their three children, she served on the education committee at her church, taught Sunday School and volunteered at her children’s public schools and various teams. Concerned by the increasing impact of traffic on the historic village of Marshallton and surrounding area in West Bradford, Chris joined several other residents in forming the Marshallton Conservation Trust (MCT), a registered 501C3 non-profit, where she has been a board member since 2009.
Chris has always sought practical solutions to address problems in her community and at the state level. By gathering stakeholders for collaboration, she has often helped lead groups to consensus and resolution. Her long track record as a compassionate moderate who listens and acts to bring about change is well known throughout Chester County and Harrisburg.