Christopher Thomas Craig is the oldest child of Thomas and Lydia Craig. He grew up in the D.C. Metropolitan area before moving to New York in 1976. In 1990 he married Kristi Zimmermann and moved to Virginia, where he started law school at George Mason University. In the fall of 2000, on Election Day, Chris and Kristi were in Vietnam where they adopted their two beautiful children.
Chris earned a B.A. in Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton. He earned a Masters in Public Administration from the Nelson A. Rockefeller School of the State University of New York at Albany, and a law degree at George Mason University (where, in 1993 he completed a four-year law program in 3 years while working full time). He has been associated with the law firm of Herge, Sparks & Christopher since 1995, and is currently serving as General Counsel to Fairfax County Republican Committee.
Chris Craig’s political highlights include running for the Virginia House of Delegates in 2001 (46%) and 1999 (44%), and hopes to run once again at the right time. Chris served as Braddock District Coordinator for Victory 2000, the combined George W. Bush for President and George Allen for Senate campaigns , and as Braddock area coordinator for Rep. Tom Davis. Chris has served the Fairfax County Republican Committee and its candidates over many years, especially as a Kings Park precinct worker since 1994 and as Braddock Operations Chairman since 2000. Chris served the Republican congressional majority in 1995, conducting research and analysis for Rep. Barbara Vucanovich (NV), Secretary of the Republican Conference.
Chris is a member of the Danbury Forest Community Association (DFCA), and has twice served as president of DFCA. Chris has served on the Maintenance Committee and the Fairfax Police-sponsored DFCA Neighborhood Watch program. He is a Member of the Men’s Club of Holy Spirit Parish. Chris and Kristi started the "Danbury Forest Lake Accotink Committee," an activist group of concerned Danbury Forest residents organized to protect the community’s interest in Fairfax County’s premier recreational facility.
Chris is currently the Legislative Sub-Group Chairman of the Braddock Magesterial District Transportation and Land Use Dialog, and has represented DFCA in the Braddock District Council of Homeowners Associations. Together with Braddock District Supervisor Sharon Bulova, Chris created the Danbury Forest Community Enhancement Project, a public-private partnership of government, contractors, builders, architects, lenders and residents of Danbury Forest. The first phase of the Project is complete, and several residents have begun to enhance their homes by adding affordable amenities, expanded living facilities, storage space and an improved landscape.
Chris is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association and serves on the Law-Related Education Committee. Chris has served as a mentor with GMUSL, and twice annually judges the law school Moot Court program. Chris was appointed by Fairfax County At-Large School Board Member Mychelle Brickner to serve on the High School Curriculum Advisory Committee, and by Braddock School Board Member Tessie Wilson to serve on the Adult and Community Education Advisory Committee.