As a fourth-generation resident of Siouxland, Chris Hall is deeply committed to Sioux City’s future.  Brought up in a middle-class family, Chris believes that being a good neighbor means giving back to the community.

Chris is currently serving his 1st term as State Representative, and has worked to increase job creation, improve education, and grow Iowa’s economy.  He is a Ranking Member of the Economic Development Appropriations Subcommittee and serves on the Appropriations, Economic Growth/Rebuild Iowa, Natural Resources and Transportation committees.

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. Grandmothers Tanya Bodine and Ruth Hall, both former Sioux City teachers, showed Chris that by believing in our children we can create a better future for our state.  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.

Hall attended North High School in Sioux City, where he graduated as valedictorian. Hall stayed in Iowa and received his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Grinnell College.

Hall attends First Presbyterian Church in downtown Sioux City. He is a member of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Farm Bureau, downtown Sioux City Rotary Club, and Sioux City Growth Organization. He is an avid cyclist, and member of several area conservation groups. Earlier this year he was one of five nominees for the 2011 Ripple Award, recognizing young professionals that have made a positive impact in the community.

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