Chris Brown is a founding member of Red State Strategies. Chris has a proven track record of winning elections in Florida, Alabama, Tennessee and Mississippi.
In 1997, Chris was hired at the Republican Party of Florida as House Liaison. He was responsible for coordinating the Republican races for all 120 House seats including candidate recruitment, fundraising, and voter contact programs. Between 1997 and early 2000, the Republican Party saw its majority increase from 61 to 75.
In March of 2000, Chris joined Tidewater Consulting in Tallahassee, FL. He worked on several key legislative races including victories with Jeff Atwater, Don Davis, Andy Gardiner, and Jerry Paul.
In early 2001, Chris returned to the Republican Party of Florida as Political Liaison. He oversaw the opposition research for all statewide offices including the Governor, maintained the voter file, and organized the state voter contact programs. The 2002 election was the most successful Republican election in the history of Florida sweeping all statewide offices including the re-election of Governor Jeb Bush.
In July 2003, Chris was hired at the Alabama Republican Party as Executive Director. He oversaw all Republican political operations during the 2004 election cycle. Election Day of 2004 brought a Republican sweep of all statewide offices and election of 30 new Republicans at the County level.
Also in early 2005, the Republican Party had a surprising upset victory in South West Alabama as Nick Williams was elected to the State House in a long held Democrat seat.
From 2005 to 2012, Chris owned and operated Southern Insights in Birmingham, AL. Chris helped to elect Republicans all over Alabama. Clients included Attorney General Troy King, Senators Scott Beason, Trip Pittman, Ben Brooks and Clay Scofield, and Representatives Jim Carns, Arthur Payne, April Weaver and Paul DeMarco.
Chris is active in the Birmingham area as Chairman of Congressional District 6 for the Alabama Republican Party, former Chairman and current Treasurer of Jefferson County Republican Party, former Chairman of the Young Republican Federation of Alabama and past Chairman of the Greater Birmingham Young Republicans. He served as Southern Political Director for John McCain for President from November 2006 to June 2007.
In 2008, Chris served as a delegate for the 2008 Republican National Convention in Minneapolis, MN and was a member of the credentials committee.
In 2012, Chris served as a delegate to the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL and was a member of the rules committee.
Chris is a graduate of Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. He has one son and lives in Cahaba Heights, AL.