Person

Cristobal Alex

Nationality:

American

Occupation:

White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary and Special Assistant to the President

Political Party:

Democratic Party

Residence:

Washington, District of Columbia

Cristobal Alex is a Democratic Party operative who is the Biden administration’s White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary and a Special Assistant to the President as of November 2021. [1] [2] Prior to joining the Biden Administration, Alex worked as a member of the Biden-Harris Transition Team and as a senior advisor to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign from 2019 to 2020. [3]

Alex was the director of the liberal Sixteen Thirty Fund until February 2019, [4] was the founding president of the left-of-center Latino Victory Project and its affiliated Latino Victory Fund,  and worked as a program officer at the Open Society Foundations, which was created and is principally funded by left-wing billionaire George Soros. [5]

He is an at-large member of the Democratic National Committee [6] and has been a board member of left-of-center groups such as the Environmental Defense Action Fund, Every Voice, Working America Education Fund, and the League of Conservation Voters. [7]

Career

Cristobal J. Alex is a Democratic Party operative who is the Biden Administration’s White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary and a Special Assistant to the President [8] as of November 2021. [9] Prior to joining the Biden Administration, Alex worked as a member of the Biden-Harris Transition Team and as a senior advisor to the Joe Biden presidential campaign from 2019 to 2020. [10]

Alex was the director of the liberal Sixteen Thirty Fund until he resigned in February 2019 prior to joining the Biden campaign. [11]

In 2014, Alex founded the left-of-center Latino Victory Project and remained in this role until he joined the Biden for President Campaign in March of 2019. [12] From June 2016 until November 2016, he was deputy director of voter outreach and mobilization for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign. [13]

He has also worked as a program officer at Open Society Foundations, which is the principal philanthropic vehicle for left-wing billionaire George Soros, from 2009 to 2011. He then worked in the same role at the left-of-center Ford Foundation from 2011 to 2014, [14] where he managed over $60 million in total investments. [15] He was also a contributor at the left-of-center HuffPost. [16]

Alex is an at-large member of the Democratic National Committee [17] and has been a board member of left-of-center groups such as the Environmental Defense Action Fund, Every Voice, Working America Education Fund, the League of Conservation Voters, [18] and the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. [19]

Political Positions

In an interview with the Wilson Center, Alex acknowledged that President Joe Biden is “making equity a priority.” [20] He supports amnesty for the so-called “DREAMers,” illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children, [21] and called the Trump administration’s immigration policies “horrific.” [22]

Political Contributions

Cristobal Alex has made numerous contributions to political campaigns and funds since 2016, including to 2020 Joe Biden presidential campaign and victory fund, the left-of-center pass-through ActBlue, and $10,000 to the left-of-center Latino Victory Fund. [23] He has also supported Onward Together Committee, Swing Left, Obama for America, PowerPac+, Hillary for America, People First Future, and the Democratic National Committee; the successful campaigns of U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), Sen. Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM), and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY); and the unsuccessful Congressional campaigns of Jose Javier Rodriguez (D-FL), Emilio Huerta (D-CA), Sam Jammal (D-CA), and others. [24]

Personal Information

Cristobal J. Alex was born in El Paso, Texas, and resides in Washington, D.C. [25] He received a J.D. from the University of Washington School of Law in 2001, [26] where he served as the student body president. [27]

References

  1. “Cristobal J. Alex.” UVA Miller Center Presidential Administration Tracker. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://millercenter.org/biden-administration-tracker/cristobal-alex. ^
  2. “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  3.  “Alex, Cristobal.” OpenSecrets Employment Timeline. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.opensecrets.org/revolving/rev_summary.php?id=82724. ^
  4. “Sixteen Thirty Fund.” Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. (Form 990). 2018. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/264486735/201903169349302565/full. ^
  5. “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  6. “Cristobal Alex.” Netroots Nation. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.netrootsnation.org/profile/cristobal-alex/. ^
  7. “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  8. “Cristobal J. Alex.” UVA Miller Center Presidential Administration Tracker. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://millercenter.org/biden-administration-tracker/cristobal-alex. ^
  9. “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  10.  “Alex, Cristobal.” OpenSecrets Employment Timeline. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.opensecrets.org/revolving/rev_summary.php?id=82724. ^
  11. “Sixteen Thirty Fund.” Return of Organization Exempt From Income Tax. (Form 990). 2018. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://projects.propublica.org/nonprofits/organizations/264486735/201903169349302565/full. ^
  12. “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  13. “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  14. “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  15. “Cristobal J. Alex.” HuffPost. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.huffpost.com/author/cristobal-joshua-alex. ^
  16. “Cristobal J. Alex.” HuffPost. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.huffpost.com/author/cristobal-joshua-alex. ^
  17. “Cristobal Alex.” Netroots Nation. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.netrootsnation.org/profile/cristobal-alex/. ^
  18. “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  19. “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  20. “Uplifting Latinos: A Conversation with Cristobal Alex, White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary.” Wilson Center. September 15, 2021. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.wilsoncenter.org/video/uplifting-latinos-conversation-cristobal-alex-white-house-deputy-cabinet-secretary. ^
  21. Alex, Cristobal J. “Congressional Democrats must hold the line on the DREAM Act.” HuffPost. December 21, 2017. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.huffpost.com/entry/congressional-democrats-must-hold-the-line-on-the-dream_b_5a3c1da2e4b0d86c803c7034. ^
  22. Montoya-Galvez, Camilo. “Trump vs. Biden race to dictate fate of U.S. immigration for years to come.” CBS News. September 28, 2020. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/trump-biden-2020-immigration-policies/. ^
  23. [1] “Individual contributions.” Federal Election Committee. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=cristobal%20alex. ^
  24. “Individual contributions.” Federal Election Committee. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.fec.gov/data/receipts/individual-contributions/?contributor_name=cristobal%20alex. ^
  25. “Cristobal Alex.” Netroots Nation. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.netrootsnation.org/profile/cristobal-alex/. ^
  26. [1] “Cristobal Alex.” LinkedIn. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.linkedin.com/in/crist%C3%B3bal-alex-968936bb/details/experience/. ^
  27. “Cristobal J. Alex.” HuffPost. Accessed November 21, 2021. https://www.huffpost.com/author/cristobal-joshua-alex. ^
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