Chris Patterson

Political Director
California Professional Firefighters

Chris Patterson has over 10 years experience working in government, politics, public affairs, and non-profit sectors. He is currently the Political Director of the California Professional Firefighters (CPF), the statewide organization representing 30,000 emergency responders.  In this capacity, Chris directs CPF’s strategies related to federal, state and local candidate elections, manages independent expenditure and ballot measure campaigns, and helps oversee CPF’s state legislative program.

Prior to joining CPF, Chris ran his own public affairs business focused on health care, worked as a Strategist for the political consulting firm JPM&M, Inc., and served as Communications Director for the California Primary Care Association.

Chris also served as Deputy Political Director for State Treasurer Phil Angelides’ campaign for Governor in 2006, and, prior to that, served as a staff aid in Governor Gray Davis’ Appointments Office.

Chris graduated with honors with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science from the University of California at Davis.

Chris and his wife, Andie, live in Sacramento and have a 2-year old daughter named Lucia.