Chris Kolb

Biographical Information

Born: October 6, 1958 in Ann Arbor
Marital Status: Partner
Spouse/Partner: Ken Witherspoon
Education: Bachelor's degree in science in natural resources from University of Michigan, graduate studies in political science at Emory University
Employment/Military Record: Independent environmental and management consultant
Community Activities: Board of Directors' Girl Scouts Huron Valley Council, and HIV/AIDS Resource Center. Advisory Board Washtenaw Rainbow Action Project. Volunteer for St. Andrews' Breakfast Program, Christmas in April, and Old West Side Homes Tour. Fundraising Volunteer for Arbor Hospice, CAN, American Cancer Society, Ann Arbor Jaycees. Member: NAACP, Ann Arbor Rotary (past), Religious Action for Affordable Housing, U of M Alumni Association, Ecology Center, Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, NARAL, NOW, ACLU, Human Rights Campaign, and US Holocaust Memorial Museum
Religion: Episcopalian

Governmental Leadership (Elected or Appointed)

Department of Technology, Management and Budget, Budget Director, State Budget Office (1/1/2019 - 1/1/2021)
House (1/1/2003 - 12/31/2006)
Other Offices: First elected to state House in 2000 and re-elected in 2002 and 2004 (Primary Election results, General Election results), former Ann Arbor City Council person and mayor pro-tem (1994-2000)

Elections and Political Participation

Michigan House 53rd District 2004
General Vote: 36,745 of 45,872 (80%)
Primary Vote: 4,463 of 4,850 (92%)

Michigan House 53rd District 2002
General Vote: 22,254 of 28,533 (77%)
Primary Vote: 14,039 of 14,039 (100%)

Political Activities: Legislative assistant for Rep. John Hanson

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