Christopher Guerrero joins J&Z Strategies as vice president with 15 years of experience in issue-based advocacy, coalition building, grassroots campaigns, and electoral campaigns.
As campaigns director for federal and state-level independent expenditures, Christopher provided expertise on state policy, legislative advocacy, budgetary and grant-related efforts, as well as internal capacity and organizational development for Planned Parenthood Federation of America (c3), Planned Parenthood Action Fund (c4), and Planned Parenthood Votes (PAC), working across eight west and southwestern states.
During his time at Planned Parenthood, Christopher contributed to the success in defeating three U.S. Senate Republicans, the election of a Democratic governor in Nevada, turned Arizona blue in the 2020 presidential race, defeated the Proposition 115 Abortion Ban in Colorado, and repealed the antiquated abortion ban in New Mexico.
At the same time, Christopher managed a $1.1 million campaign effort to elect Democratic secretaries of state across the country in his capacity as director for the Democratic Association of Secretaries of State (DASS) under then-Chair, California Secretary of State Alex Padilla. This work included flipping a long-held Republican Secretary of State seat in Oregon. Following Secretary Padilla’s appointment to the United States Senate, Christopher also worked as a part of the Senator-designate’s transition team and led the resume curation process and transition operations.
Before joining the Planned Parenthood and DASS teams, Christopher helped Fortune 200 companies and grassroots organizations alike achieve their goals at the Ibarra Strategy Group, a government and public affairs firm specializing in Latino advocacy and outreach. There, he managed strategic partnerships and grants for Verizon and built deep relationships with national Latino organizations like NCLR/Unidos US, LULAC, HACR, Voto Latino, The Latino Victory Project, and the Latino Leaders Network.
Christopher has developed long-lasting relationships with national grassroots, political, and elected leaders, through his time as the Latino Director at Ready for Hillary PAC, as a Member Consultant and Special Assistant to Speaker John A. Pérez in the California State Assembly, and as the Operations Director for the Los Angeles-based Wendy Greuel for Mayor campaign in 2012 and 2013.
Christopher has deep roots in the California Democratic Party, having worked as the deputy political director and statewide field director where he assisted in the setup and execution of the statewide coordinated campaigns and voter registration campaigns where his team of staff and volunteers registered thousands of new Democrats.
Christopher’s career in politics began in the 2007 Hillary for President campaign, where he rose from an intern, to Get Out The Caucus (GOTC) organizer in Iowa City, field organizer in Las Vegas, to single-handedly leading the student outreach program in Moorhead, MN going into Super Tuesday 2008.
Christopher was born and raised in Los Angeles and is a graduate of the University of California, Davis. Go Ags!