Chris Tapio is recognized among Capitol Weekly’s Top 100 leaders for his “extraordinary guidance” in advising the influential and growing caucus of California Assembly members and Senators. He specializes in working to elect and support pro-jobs, pro-business moderate Democrats.

Chris has 18 years of experience working in and around the State Capitol and is active in local government, having directed successful campaigns for the school board, the city council, the board of supervisors and several local ballot measures. He manages several nonprofit organizations, including two that support the policy priorities of Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson. Chris has also served as an appointed member of the City of Sacramento’s Charter Review committee.

Chris graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in Political Science. His professional education experiences include the Jesse Unruh Assembly Fellowship Program, the City of Sacramento’s City Management Academy, the Water Education Foundation’s Water Leaders Program, and coursework on land use planning in California from the UC Davis Extension.