Director of Political Action
Tori Chica serves as Director of Political Action on the board of the National Women’s Political Caucus – LA Westside Chapter, where she has been an active member since 2013. She is also the Vice President of Political Action for NWPC California, the statewide arm of the organization.
As a Vice President at Cerrell Associates, a Los Angeles-based public affairs firm, where she has been for nearly eight years, Tori manages the firm’s Campaigns & Issues Management practice, working with private and public sector clients to design and implement political and issue-based campaigns.
Prior to joining Cerrell Associates, Tori was lead manager of the Strategic Research Department for President Barack Obama’s successful reelection campaign in 2012, and served in a similar capacity on the President’s initial campaign in 2008. Tori has also worked in U.S. Senate offices and on the reelection campaigns of two U.S. Senators, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan and Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas, as well as on Senator John Kerry’s 2004 presidential bid.
Originally from Newport, Rhode Island, Tori attended the George Washington University and began her career in politics in Washington, DC, with a brief stop in Chicago and eventually heading out west. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her husband, Anthony and dog, Marley.