Chris is a Native Texan and lifelong Tarrant County resident. He and his wife, Amy, were college sweethearts and TCU alums. They recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Amy is a former public school teacher and also has a Masters in Counseling from UNT. They have 3 sons, including two current TCU students. Chris’ mother was a highly honored public school teacher for 40 years, and his father was a partner in a downtown Fort Worth insurance agency.
Professionally, Chris spent 30 years in the tech industry at companies like IBM where he was honored with the prestigious Global Golden Circle award. He spent five years at Perot Systems where he had the opportunity to work with both Ross Perot Sr. and Ross Perot Jr. He eventually joined a start-up company, Synchronoss, as a member of the management team that took that company public in 2006. He successfully retired in early 2018.
Chris got involved in local politics simply because he was angry with his local government. Rather than just complain he set out to reform the culture. He ran for city council against a multi-term incumbent and won overwhelmingly. He made such a refreshing impact that, just two years later, he was recognized in the Fort Worth Star Telegram as “Best Local Public Official” and voted Mayor Pro Tem by his peers.
Chris cut taxes, reduced debt, defended private property rights, and even passed term limits on himself. After doing all that, he chose not to run for re-election because he accomplished his reform mission. He believes in “citizen-servant” government and that public service should not be a career occupation that enriches politicians or their children.
As a Constitutional conservative, Chris believes that radically reducing the size, scope, and influence of the federal government by returning legislative power to the states is critical to America’s future and will help heal our country’s deepening political polarization.
Chris will go to Washington to be a true ally to President Trump and advance his America First Agenda, unlike Kay Granger who declined to endorse Donald Trump in 2016 and even encouraged him to drop out of the race.
But Kay Granger hasn’t just abandoned conservatives and President Trump as a creature of the swamp - she’s abandoned the most innocent among us. As a pro-choice moderate who sides with Nancy Pelosi more than most DC Republicans, she has refused to stand for the unborn. That’s unacceptable. Unlike Kay Granger, Chris will never waiver in his fight to protect innocent life and supports the Heartbeat Protection Act.
Chris will also be a diligent fiscal conservative and fight to lower taxes and curb excessive government spending. Rep. Granger sided with liberal Nancy Pelosi and voted twice to use your hard-earned tax dollars to bail out failing banks on Wall Street. Chris instead believes that money belongs back in your pocket.
It’s time for a new, fresh face in the district instead of career politicians who have been around for decades and who pretend to be one way in Texas, and act very differently back in Washington with their friends. TX-12 is ready for a conservative champion.