Next up in TX21 Indivisible’s series of candidate meet-and-greet events is Chris Perri.
Sunday, September 24
Radio Coffee & Beer
4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX
Chris describes himself this way:
After graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics at Southwestern University, Chris earned his law degree at the University of Texas. In 2009, Chris started a federal and state law practice representing clients at both the trial and appellate levels. This experience taught him first-hand the particular challenges of owning and operating a small business. In 2015, Chris was elected to a four-year term on the Board of Directors for the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Association.
As a community leader and volunteer in Central Texas, Chris has continued his fight for justice, serving as supervising attorney for UT Law’s pro bono Texas Expunction Project since its inception in 2014. The Expunction Project has assisted hundreds of indigent Texans clear wrongful arrests from their criminal backgrounds so that they can better compete in the job market. In 2016, UT’s Texas Law Fellowships program awarded Chris the Excellence in Public Interest Award (EPIA) based on his pro bono work as a private-practicing attorney. Chris’ interest in human behavior, decision-making, and public policy led him to earn his master’s degree in economics. Using this lens, he searches for optimal solutions to both legal and societal problems. For instance, Chris regularly employs his economics skills to find mutually beneficial solutions when negotiating with prosecutors. Likewise, if elected to Congress, Chris intends to apply these skills when reaching across the partisan aisle to attain fair, common-sense solutions that protect individual rights and promote progress.
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Join us and bring a friend!