Christine Fort is a partner at Holtzman Vogel, focusing her practice on political committees, campaign finance and election law, lobbying and ethics compliance, and tax-exempt organizations. With substantial experience on both the official and campaign sides at the state and federal levels, she brings a robust perspective to client matters, enabling her to offer unique, big-picture solutions. Consistently striving to “get to yes,” Christine understands that her clients’ activities are most impactful when legal guidance is informed by political strategy, allowing PACs, party committees, and politically active businesses and nonprofit entities alike to best achieve their political goals while maintaining compliance with applicable law.
Prior to joining Holtzman Vogel, Christine served as the Deputy General Counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles, where she advised the committee, Republican Members of the U.S. House of Representations, and candidates for the U.S. House on matters of campaign finance, election law, and House Ethics compliance. She also assisted the NRCC’s 2014 Independent Expenditure Unit with legal compliance related to television, radio, and digital advertising in targeted races nationwide, and oversaw the successful 2014 recount of Martha McSally’s election in Arizona’s 2nd Congressional District. Prior to joining the committee, she was Counsel to the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, working to identify and highlight instances of government waste, fraud, and abuse through investigations and public hearings.
Building on her experience at the federal level, Christine served as the Associate General Counsel to the Arizona House of Representatives, where she advised the Speaker of the House on all legal matters before the chamber. At the Arizona House, Christine worked alongside Republican Members on campaign finance and election-related policy issues, assisting in the drafting and advancement of associated legislation. She also helped to advance the interests of the Arizona business community as Senior Policy Counsel at the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry, developing policy recommendations and advocacy plans for the 2016 legislative session, and facilitating the engagement of members in critical state campaigns.
Christine lives in Phoenix with her husband and three children.