Chris Robson - President
Chris Robson has been President of the YES WE CAN Democratic Club since its first year of operation, 2009. Ours is an organization that supported President Obama’s election, re-election and continues to work in support of his legislative agenda, when we agree with it, and to influence changes when we do not. He did not run for President in 2015 so he could help reorganize and revitalize the local LGBTQ Democratic Club, Long Beach Lambda, but re-ran and resumed his role as President of YWCDC in January, 2016. He has been a community organizer and campaign activist in Long Beach since he moved here from Ventura County in 2007, where he served three terms as President of the Camarillo Democratic Club and on the Ventura County Democratic Central Committee.
As a result of his work in Garcia for Mayor, he was appointed to the City of Long Beach Board of Health and Human Services, being elected its Vice Chair in the first year of appointment. The position fits with his thirty-year care in health care management and business development. He is employed by the Long Beach firm, Advanced Medical Management, at the Director level. Currently he is also a Co-Leader of Long Beach Area for Bernie, Co-Lead, LGBTQIA Committee, Senior Advisor to the Jeannine Pearce for City Council Campaign, incumbent re-election candidate for AD 70 elected member of the LA County Democratic Party and most recently, elected as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention for Bernie Sanders from CD 47.
Past activities in Long Beach: Long Beach Lambda EBoard, Garcia for Mayor, Suja Lowenthal for Assembly; Long Beach field organizer for Obama for America, 2008-2015; Occupy Long Beach; Alan Lowenthal for Congress and Janice Hahn for Congress Past activities in Ventura County: Campaign Manager, Jill Martinez for Congress. 2006; SoCal Grassroots for Kerry, Swing State Coordinator - 2005