Engineer, Biotechnology Advisor, Lover of the Outdoors
Chris Bubser is an engineer-turned-biotech advisor who wants to use her healthcare, business, and scientific expertise to solve problems and create new opportunities in CA-08
Chris is a mom, biotech advisor, engineer, 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 learned the values of hard work and helping her community. She began working when she was 12 years old and worked her way through college while she earned a degree in industrial engineering from Lehigh University, before moving to California and earning her MBA at UCLA.
She 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 worked in partnership to make communities better, first as a trustee of her Temple and then as co-founder of HODG (HangOutDoGood), a grassroots community of hundreds of volunteers who work to get good candidates elected. She has dedicated herself to solving challenges from protecting our healthcare to addressing climate change, and from immigration reform to gender equality. Chris knows firsthand that we can affect change on these issues because she’s helped to do it.
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. They are lovers of the outdoors and active with Disabled Sports Eastern Sierra and the Sierra Club. For her 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.