From an early age, Chris was taught that being a good neighbor means giving back to the community. As a fourth-generation resident of Siouxland, he understands the challenges facing the tri-state area, and is deeply committed to Sioux City's future.
Hall attended North High School in Sioux City, where he graduated as valedictorian. Afterward he stayed in Iowa and received his undergraduate degree from Grinnell College. Currently, Hall works as the Grants Coordinator at Western Iowa Tech Community College.
In his first term as State Representative, Hall was chosen by colleagues to lead bi-partisan negotiations on the Economic Development budget. In this role, he worked with Governor Branstad to create the new High Quality Jobs program. Along with this, he successfully secured economic development funds for the region and continues work to expand tax credits that help Sioux City compete in the tri-state area. He also serves on the Appropriations, Economic Growth, Transportation, and Natural Resources committees. Among 100 representatives, Hall was identified as the 6th most likely to vote across party lines, voting to do what's best for the district rather than push partisan politics.
In addition to a strong work ethic and bipartisan spirit, Hall brings extensive experience in policy and government to his service. He has previously worked for the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation on conservation issues and land stewardship. He has also served as a legislative clerk to the Iowa House Judiciary Committee, a finance assistant to the Governor, and maintains many connections across the state from previous work with policymakers.
Hall attends First Presbyterian Church in downtown Sioux City. He is a member of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Farm Bureau, Rotary Club, and Sioux City Growth Organization. He is also an avid cyclist and RAGBRAI alumnus. In 2011, he was nominated for the Ripple Award, recognizing young professionals that have made a positive impact in their community. A year later, in 2012, Hall was awarded the Citizens Lifesaver Award by Sioux City Fire Rescue for actions that "potentially saved lives during a fire at an apartment complex."
Chris was inspired to run for office by his family's long tradition of public service. Hall's grandfather, Conny Bodine, served as city manager for years with a reputation for innovation, bi-partisanship, and building coalitions. Chris's parents, Linn and Tina, taught him the value of compassion and hard work. Linn worked for the Department of Corrections for more than thirty years. His mother, Tina, has been a social worker, whose work focused on special needs adoptions and family crisis intervention. She currently works for the Federal Courts.
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