Staff Alumni
Chris Parta
Former Lobbyist, Oregon


Chris Parta is currently Principal of Parta Oregon in Beaverton, Oregon. As a government relations consultant, Chris represents various clients including, environmental/natural resource organizations, higher education faculty associations, and human service providers by advocating for them in the state legislature and administrative agencies.  He has also worked with legal associations and on land use issues during his career in government.

Chris attended the University of San Diego, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Ocean Studies, emphasis in political science with a Pacific Rim focus. He has worked as a Sea Grant State Fellow in the California Senate, an IT administrator, and as a government contractor/scientist for the U.S. Navy in San Diego, California.

In 2008 Chris graduated from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon earning his Juris Doctorate with a certificate in environmental law and is a current member of the Oregon State Bar Association.

Chris resides in Beaverton, Oregon with his wife and two sons.