Born and raised on Milwaukee’s north side, Christopher Walton graduated and earned his Bachelor of Arts in political science with minors in African American studies and history from Mississippi State University. With his love of public service and past experiences working on campaigns around the nation as a national political operative, Chris developed a passion for creating a more socially and politically active LGBT+ people of color community in Milwaukee.
Chris started serving as chairman of the Democratic Party of Milwaukee County on November 20, 2017. He is the first African American male chair since the 1980s. He is the first openly gay, African American ever elected and also the youngest elected county party chair in county history. Furthermore, he is currently the only openly gay, African American, male Democratic county chair in the nation.