Chris Chavez

Deputy Policy Director, Coalition for Clean Air

Chris Chavez is the Deputy Policy Director for Coalition for Clean Air. Chris joined Coalition for Clean Air in 2017, and works on the state budget, local advocacy, and issues involving low-income and disadvantaged communities. Previously, Chris served as a Legislative Aide for State Senator Fran Pavley (ret.), staffing her on transportation, local government, and the Senate floor. Additionally, Chris served as a Senate Fellow for then-State Senator Alex Padilla and staffed legislation that improved rail service in Southern California. Prior to his time at the Capitol, Chris was a student advocate for California’s public higher education system. Chris has a BA in Political Science from California State University, Long Beach, and is a member of the City of Long Beach’s Parks, Recreation and Marine Commission.