Chris began his legislative career in the House of Delegates working for both the Committee on Government Organization and the Committee on Finance. Chris spent the last five years of his employment in the House as the Assistant to the House Majority Leader, Rick Staton. Chris left state government in 2003 to begin working as a regional director of state government affairs for Lorillard Tobacco. Chris now oversees lobbyists in 20 states for LTC. Chris also serves as Vice-Chairman of the Community Connect Foundation, a WV-based 501c3 specializing in community-based technology issues. Chris’ has a great understanding of the West Virginia legislative process, as well as observing business and government trends.
His specialties include commercial/residential development issues, technology, budget/tax policy initiatives and licensing issues.