Chris is the first openly LGBTQ person elected in Alaska
Born in Santa Maria, California, Christopher Constant has lived in Anchorage, Alaska since 1997 when he graduated from Cal Poly SLO. Professionally, Christopher is a licensed real estate agent as well as Director of Strategic Growth for a nonprofit substance abuse and behavioral health treatment provider. He was elected to the Anchorage Assembly in 2017. He served two terms as the Fairview Community Council President, leading an effort to improve public safety in his neighborhood by challenging the status quo in homelessness services and by championing the closure of a problem liquor store. He also worked for years on a community building campaign by hosting an annual Fairview Block Party for several years.
His neighborhood success served as the catalyst propelling him to election for public office as an Anchorage Assembly Member. Christopher is a strong supporter for improving key infrastructure, resolving the homeless crisis, and ensuring that equity is a core value in our city.
He is also a fierce advocate for LGBT issues.
Perseverance is a quality that he admires most as can be seen by his favorite quote from The Alchemist, by Paulo Coelho, “The secret of life, though, is to fall seven times and to get up eight times.