Christian Mitchell brings experience as a governmental aide, campaign operative, community organizer, communications professional, candidate and elected official to his role at The Strategy Group.
Christian is currently a State Representative in Illinois, representing the 26th General Assembly District, encompassing parts of the Chicago neighborhoods of Streeterville, River North, the Loop, Bronzeville, Kenwood/Oakland, Hyde Park, Grand Boulevard, South Shore, and South Chicago. He was first elected in 2012.
Christian was Midwest Director of Paid Media and Polling for Obama for America in 2012, working with the national paid media directors to coordinate and execute mail, television, and radio for the battleground states of Iowa and Wisconsin.
Christian previously served as Director of External Affairs for Cook County government, under the direction of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle. He also served as a Deputy Field Director for Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s re-election campaign in 2010, and managed the successful campaign of Chicago City Alderman Will Burns in 2011.
Prior to his government service, Christian was a community organizer with Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation, a church based community organization representing churches on the south side of Chicago, where he organized campaigns for access to public transit, economic development, and to equalize education funding for distressed communities.
Christian was named in 2014 as one of Crain’s Chicago Business’ “20 in their 20s,” and in 2012 as an Edgar Fellow, honoring the top 40 leaders under 40 in public service in Illinois, and also served on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s transition team in 2011.
Christian is a 2008 graduate of the University of Chicago, with a bachelor’s degree in Public Policy Studies.