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 was always taught that being a good neighbor means giving back to the community. Now Chris is running for State Representative because he’s ready to contribute fresh ideas for job creation, quality education, and economic growth.
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 has 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. While there, he managed a budget totaling over a quarter million dollars as president of the Student Government Association.
Hall’s campaign will be built upon his extensive experience in grassroots organizing, policy, and government. He has previously worked for the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation on conservation issues and responsible stewardship of natural resources. He has also served as a legislative clerk to the Iowa House Judiciary Committee and as a finance assistant to the Governor. He enters the race with knowledge of the legislative process as well as established working relationships in the legislature.
Hall attends First Presbyterian Church in downtown Sioux City. He is a member of the Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation, Iowa Farm Bureau, Woodbury County Conservation Foundation, and Siouxland Trails Foundation. He is an avid cyclist, RAGBRAI alumnus, and member of the Siouxland Cyclists.