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Alarmed by threats to reproductive rights, voting rights, and the accelerating impacts of climate change, Tucson lawyer and law professor Chris Mathis is seeking the support of Pima County Democrats and appointment by the Pima County Board of Supervisors to represent what is now Legislative District 9 in the Arizona House of Representatives.

Chris practices elder law, helping older Tucsonans and their families resolve issues related to long-term care, public benefits, senior housing, and estate planning.  A Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law and Arizona Education Association member, Chris teaches classes on Health Care Law & Policy and Aging. He formerly served as Director of Policy & Communications at the Healthcare Markets & Regulation (HMR) Lab at Harvard Medical School and as Southern Arizona Coordinator for the Flinn-Brown Fellows Civic Leadership Program.

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Chris practiced law in Illinois and worked in the Illinois General Assembly, the U.S. House of Representatives, the British Parliament and as a Health Care Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel prior to moving to Tucson in 2001.  He earned a Master in Public Administration from the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Master in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health as well law and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chris lives with his wife, Colleen, and dog, Marigold, in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains. From 2011 to 2021, Colleen served as the Independent Chair of the Arizona Redistricting Commission.

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