ABOUT CHRISTOPHER

I was raised in Prince George’s County, where I successfully graduated from Glenarden Woods Elementary School, Thomas Johnson Middle School, and DuVal High School with the committed help of my grandmother and community.

From an early age, I grew up in poverty. I have known what days without eating, lack of clothing, little to no medical coverage, and the inability to properly learn in school feels like. I have also faced and overcame many medical challenges such as being diagnosed at a young age with diabetes and being diagnosed with kidney failure later in life. Fortunately, I was blessed with a kidney transplant, after undergoing three years of dialysis. 

Due to my experiences and despite these hardships, I feel a desire to continue to make a foundational change in my community and that is why I have dedicated my life to public service in Prince George’s County. I have volunteered for my church, my local American Legion, the Glenarden Civic Association, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.  I have cherished the people I have worked alongside and the importance of giving back to the community.  

In addition to dedicating my personal time to volunteering in the community, I have also worked for every legislative level of government representing Prince George’s County. I have worked for former Congressional Representatives Al Wynn and Donna Edwards, both chambers of the Maryland General Assembly, and later worked as a Director of Public Policy for the Prince George’s County Council. Over the years of working in these various positions, I prioritized and analyzed legislative matters and solved community issues that directly affected Prince George’s County residents. Through this, I have become an advocate for combatting the injustices present in the community.
 
Currently, I serve as a Prince George’s County Democratic Central Committee Member representing District 24, where I have actively pursued initiatives that bring solutions to address the district and county's most important issues. I also serve as a public health advocate and work for the largest healthcare union in the country (1199SEIU). In these positions, I have led county and statewide initiatives to decrease healthcare disparities, uplift marginalized communities by creating protections for workers during COVID-19, kept drug paraphernalia out of the hands of minors, and expanded socio-economic opportunities for our communities. 
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