Experienced Problem Solver

Chris Fink is an accomplished tax attorney, infrastructure finance professional and municipal power expert having worked in senior roles in the municipal and energy sectors since 1992. Consistently ranked as one of the top advisors and underwriters of municipal financings for the power industry, Chris brings a wealth of technical and policy knowledge to proactively fighting climate change and addressing resiliency.

As an expert in complex municipal issues, Chris will take a practical approach to solving difficult issues in his district, from fixing our crumbling infrastructure, to improving public transportation and making sure every school is accountable for educating our kids. He believes our communities should be safe, free of guns, and supported, not harassed, by law enforcement. Access to healthcare is a signature issue for Chris and he is a strong advocate for a woman’s right to make reproductive choices with her medical provider.

Experienced Problem Solver

Chris Fink is an accomplished tax attorney, infrastructure finance professional and municipal power expert having worked in senior roles in the municipal and energy sectors since 1992. Consistently ranked as one of the top advisors and underwriters of municipal financings for the power industry, Chris brings a wealth of technical and policy knowledge to proactively fighting climate change and addressing resiliency.

As an expert in complex municipal issues, Chris will take a practical approach to solving difficult issues in his district, from fixing our crumbling infrastructure, to improving public transportation and making sure every school is accountable for educating our kids. He believes our communities should be safe, free of guns, and supported, not harassed, by law enforcement. Access to healthcare is a signature issue for Chris and he is a strong advocate for a woman’s right to make reproductive choices with her medical provider.

Community Oriented

Chris is deeply involved in civic life in Westchester and NYC and has served on the Boards of the Pelham Education Foundation, The Pelham Children’s Center and the YMCA of Greater New York.

Chris has attended 3 universities within New York and received his B.A. from SUNY Albany, a Juris Doctor degree from SUNY Buffalo (with a concentration in state and local government law) and a LL.M. Degree in Taxation from NYU School of Law. He lives with his wife, Stacey Gaine, in Pelham, New York. They have 5 children and he has coached numerous kids in team sports.

Endorsements

“Chris Fink has helped finance energy infrastructure, including renewable generation and the lines needed to deliver that electricity to customers, for many years. He knows what it takes to get projects built, and has real, hands-on experience in development and finance. He can help draft and implement practical, meaningful policies and programs to reduce carbon while still keeping energy affordable and reliable. He has been a great friend to public power utilities, and I personally have valued his advice and expertise.”
Sue Kelly, Immediate Past President and CEO
American Public Power Association
Named 2017 Woman of the Year by the Women’s Council on Energy and Environment
Named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian magazine
“Chris is a staunch supporter of our military and a tireless advocate for our veterans. After ten years of military service and two combat tours in Afghanistan, like many veterans, I found myself struggling to transition from the military. Chris actively worked to hire veterans like myself, mentoring and helping people like me find purpose. He is honest, compassionate and an advocate for those who are voiceless and often overlooked. I know he cares deeply about the issues affecting veterans in New York and around the country, because of the work he has personally done and the commitment he has consistently demonstrated. Chris will bring decades of leadership experience and a new approach to tackling the many longstanding problems in our community.”
Tom Cai, Captain, U.S. Army (Ret.)
Associate, Bank of America
“I’ve known Chris for 25 years. He’s solid and smart. We worked together on figuring out a vital financial issue for a group of electric utilities responsible for more than a billion dollars of business. I was amazed at how many innovative ideas Chris had and how quickly he brought the right people to the table. It’s clear that his leadership resolved many complicated scenarios. He’s got great ideas when it comes to expanding renewable energy and reversing climate change. I wish there were more leaders like Chris in Congress.”
Barry Moline, Executive Director
California Municipal Utilities Association
“I am a US Navy veteran and small business owner. Chris has been so helpful in lending his mentorship and support to help my business grow and succeed. My business donates 25% of its profits to help disadvantaged veterans transition back into civilian life, and through Chris’s help, we were able to positively affect 45 disadvantaged veterans and their families just last year alone”
“I know Chris has a special place for veterans and small businesses, and he will fight for us on Capitol Hill.”
Lt. Ben Biles, US Navy (ret.)
Co-Founder, American Veterans Group
“Chris Fink is a leader in the municipal finance world. He not only provides expert tax and legal counsel to public power utilities, he understands the importance of providing clean, reliable and affordable energy to customers and helps utilities make the best decisions to achieve those results. He has helped public power utilities obtain the financing needed to build critical energy infrastructure projects from transmission upgrades to ensure grid reliability to utility-scale solar farms and other renewable energy projects to keep emissions low. Chris has the keen ability to help develop policies that will make sense for businesses and local communities while ensuring a clean, reliable future for customers.”
Amy Zubaly, Executive Director
Florida Municipal Electric Association
“I have worked with Chris on infrastructure projects for over 30 years. He understands the dynamics around getting both small and large projects done at a local and regional level making sure that essential services like water, waste water treatment and electricity are safe and reliable for the communities they serve. He brings people together at all levels and always finds a way to get projects successfully completed. His ability to turn challenges into opportunities through his “can do” attitude, leadership, and vision for the future are exactly what we need in our elected officials.”
Mark Harding, President
Rangeview Metropolitan District
“While my experience in the military was brief as an enlisted Seaman (E-3) in the U.S. Coast Guard, it was very formative to my work ethic and values. Chris has always appreciated my service and has been a strong advocate for veterans as demonstrated through his involvement and advocacy for Bank of America’s veteran hiring program.”

“Chris is an honest and energetic person with a wealth of insights gained through his prestigious legal and financial career that will help him be a transformative and informed voice not only veteran affairs but other aspects sorely needed in Washington.”

“Returning life to normal following this pandemic is going to require thoughtful and hard working people in Congress focused on the issues that matter. Wouldn’t it be nice to have someone representing you, fighting for you that you can trust? He has the requisite skill set and energy to provide value and actually make a difference. I trust Chris.”

Douglas Draper, Director
Bank of America Merrill Lynch