Meet Christopher Warren, one of “30 under 30” rising stars of Florida politics

30 under 30 - christopher warren

I am … 27.

I live in … Jacksonville, Florida.

I got into politics because … I wanted to change the campus culture at the University of North Florida, so I ran for student body president.

One principle I always put above politics is … Dependability. I strive to be guy who comes through for his community.

Person or people who gave me my first shot … Chris Quinn with JAX Chamber; he had my back and I will always have his.

I’ve already worked for …  JAX Chamber, U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, Operation New Hope and the University of North Florida.

On: Criminal Justice initiatives helping more than 150 ex-offenders start new careers, a strong business climate in North East Florida and Transformational Learning Opportunities for UNF Students.

When I begin a project or first work on a campaign, I look for … Allies. I’m passionate about bringing people together. And politicians who want to do something rather than be somebody.

I’ve been blessed to have these people as my mentors … My parents, Janet Owen (UNF), Chris Quinn (JAX Chamber), Kevin Gay (Operation New Hope), Denise Wallace (BCM Services), and Charley Hood (Rayonier Advanced Materials).

The people I most admire in politics are … U.S. Rep. Ander Crenshaw, UNF President and former Jacksonville Mayor John Delaney, and U.S. House Speaker John Boehner.

One lesson I’ve already learned is … If you’re going to be a bear, be a grizzly bear!

If I wasn’t working in politics, I would be working for … a zoo or conservation preserve. I was an exotic wild animal keeper for a summer in college at White Oak Conservation Center in Yulee, Florida. I had the time of my life!

In 10 years, you’ll read about me … Becoming the Bill Warren of Jacksonville.

You can connect with me on social media: Twitter/Instagram @ChrisWarrenFL, my dog @GordonTheBerner. Email: [email protected].

Ryan Ray

Ryan Ray covers politics and public policy in North Florida and across the state. He has also worked as a legislative researcher and political campaign staffer. He can be reached at [email protected]



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