Campaign links: Chris Mitchum (R-CA-24)
Christopher “Chris” Mitchum
Chris Mitchum Congressional Candidate California District 24
Biography of Chris Mitchum from Mitchum for Congress
Christopher Mitchum is running for United States Congress to rein in the growth of government, cut reckless spending, and get our economy moving again. Government doesn’t create jobs but it can kill them and Chris wants to reform our tax and regulatory structure and rebuild our economy.
The son of the legendary actor Robert Mitchum, and an actor himself, Chris is the former National 1st Vice President of the Screen Actors Guild (SAG), where he led a small group of board members who stopped Ed Asner from using his position as SAG president to support the Communist Sandanistas in Central America. Despite being outnumbered, they were successful and Asner did not seek reelection.
Chris served as Chairman of the Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention Commission under Governor Pete Wilson. As chairman, he rewrote the way they did business and brought over four million dollars into community police and teen courts.
In 1998, Chris ran for State Assembly. He raised nearly $1 million, and won a 3-way primary but was narrowly defeated by Democrat Hannah-Beth Jackson.
A Santa Barbara resident since 1984 and father of four, Chris is an advocate for the underdog and has worked with a number of charities and philanthropic endeavors.