Chris Mowrer services California Strategies' clients by providing keen insight into government affairs and policy development. A seasoned professional in the State's capitol, Mowrer has 31 years of experience delivering winning results to various stakeholders. Mowrer often includes media and public relations strategies in concert with legislative and administrative stratagems and advocacy to provide successful outcomes for clients.
Prior to joining California Strategies, Mowrer served four years in the Schwarzenegger Administration as Deputy Secretary for Legislation at the California Natural Resources Agency. In this role, Mowrer was the Agency's lead liaison with the Legislature and stakeholders on environmental, energy, and resources related issues. Mowrer managed and directed multiple legislative units within the Agency's many departments, commissions, boards, and conservancies while routinely collaborating with sister agencies and departments, including the California Energy Commission, the Department of Water Resources, the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources, the Department of Fish and Wildlife, the California Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Toxics and Substances Control, and the Department of Food and Agriculture.
During his 20 years in the Legislature, Mowrer served five legislators in various levels of increasing responsibilities, including as chief of staff for three members.
Mowrer also honed his campaign management skills for twelve years at Nygren and Company, a public relations and communications firm located in Sacramento. Mowrer's responsibilities there included extensive research and analysis of legislators’ voting records, as well as the development of campaign strategies and themes.
A native Californian, Mowrer graduated with a B.A. in Political Science at Sacramento State University and served in the United States Navy, including a year-long stint at the Defense Language Institute in Monterey, California learning to read, write, and speak Russian. He lives in Elk Grove with his wife, his two dogs, and his two drum sets.