Chief of Staff
Prior to joining Commissioner Vega Pederson’s staff, Chris was deputy director of government relations at Multnomah County, working on housing, human services and transportation issues. Prior to that, he worked at the League of Oregon Cities, an organization that represents cities before the Oregon legislature, specializing in tax, finance and economic development issues. Chris also worked in Washington, D.C. for now-retired U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski of Maryland on education, energy, environmental and budget issues.
Chris was born and raised in Multnomah County. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in public policy from the University of Maryland. He lives in the Hollywood neighborhood, just blocks from where he grew up, with his wife and two young children.
Tia is passionate about issues affecting women and children, education, equity, housing, and expanding economic opportunities for all county residents. She’ll be working on early learning, equity, housing and homelessness, public safety, and mental and public health issues for my office.
Hayden MillerConstituent Relations and Policy Liaison
Hayden Miller is a lifelong Oregonian with a passion for his home state. Born in Beaverton and raised in Hood River, Hayden attended Willamette University for one year before leaving school and working in the office of House Speaker Tina Kotek in the 2015 and 2016 legislative sessions. Most recently, Hayden worked on a statewide campaign, where he served as an organizer and campaign spokesperson.
Hayden enjoys taking advantage of our state’s beautiful environment by skiing, hiking, and camping. His background growing up in our state has inspired a passion for protecting and preserving the environment that Oregonians know and love.