Portrait of Chris Lehman

Chris Lehman


Chris Lehman is a Political Advisor to NextGen Policy — advising on political, advocacy, and messaging activities on both legislative and ballot measure issues.

Chris has over 20 years of experience in California state government and has held leading strategy, messaging, and management roles on over 50 national, statewide, ballot measure, candidate, and political campaigns including Tom Steyer for President 2020. His career started in 1998 in the Office of Senator John Vasconcellos, one of the longest serving legislators in California history. Chris has been an advisor to four consecutive leaders of the California State Senate: Don Perata, Darrell Steinberg, Kevin DeLeon, and Toni Atkins.

Chris holds degrees in Political Science and Physics from UC Davis. He hails from the rugged and rural North Coast of California. Chris is a father of three, and in his spare time loves being present with his kids, exploring his faith, and considers serving others his life’s work.

Pronouns: He, Him, His