Healthcare Professional, Small Business Owner, Lover of the Outdoors
Chris Bubser is a Healthcare Professional and Small Business Owner who wants to use her healthcare, business, and scientific expertise to solve problems and create new opportunities in CA-08
Chris is a mom, businesswoman, healthcare professional, and lover of the outdoors running to represent California's 8th congressional district. With momentum on her side, Chris is eager to take on Washington and committed to representing the people of CA-08 instead of partisan interests and big corporate donors.
Born in Pennsylvania coal country as the youngest of three, Chris was raised in a working-class family. She learned the value of hard work from her father who worked on military technology, her mother who was a substitute teacher, and her close uncle who served overseas in World War II. Chris got her first job at 14 years old and worked her way through college waiting tables while she earned a degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University. Following the completion of her degree, she moved to California and earned an MBA at UCLA.
Chris married her passion for technology with her business training first by working for a start-up medical device company and then working in the biotechnology field. For two decades Chris helped launch groundbreaking treatments that extended the lives of patients with HIV and cancer. Chris not only understands the challenges of the healthcare system from her professional experiences, she understands them on a personal level. As the mother of a daughter with epilepsy, Chris fought insurance companies to cover her pre-existing condition, took time away from work to manage her father’s care and has seen too many friends drain their finances to pay for medicine to treat chronic and life-threatening health conditions.
Chris has lived in California for nearly 30 years and in Mammoth Lakes for more than 13, and has been married to her husband David for 20 years. They have two teenage children and share their lives with two dogs and a cat. Chris and her husband have worked to instill in their kids the same values she learned from her parents, to work hard and stand up for others. They are lovers of the outdoors and active with Disabled Sports Eastern where they help host military families for activities in the mountains. For Chris's 50th birthday, the whole family hiked the John Muir Trail.
Chris never expected to run for office. But when she saw how the people of the 8th were being denied responsive representation in Congress, she put it all on the line and answered the call. To serve as your Representative would be the greatest honor in a lifetime of service.