Chris Edmonds

Coastline Public Affairs - Portland, Oregon


Chris founded COASTLINE around a singular goal: to help our clients navigate the increasingly complex waters of public policy, media and business throughout the Pacific NW.

Chris is a fifth-generation Oregonian and a veteran of Pacific NW public policy, media, politics and business. Chris began his career on Capitol Hill before returning to serve on the campaign of U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley. His career has included service to two U.S. Senators, three state Governors and numerous state and local officials. In 2010, he was awarded Best Campaign Manager by the Oregon House Democrats. Before entering private practice in 2016, Chris served as Director of Government Affairs for Oregon's largest state agency.

At COASTLINE, Chris advises corporations, non-profits and local government around complex development projects and policy initiatives. In the community, he is Chair of the Morrison Child and Family Services Board of Directors and a past President of Portland's Working Waterfront Coalition.

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