Kristina Bas Hamilton
Kristina Bas Hamilton, originally from New Jersey, is a proud daughter of immigrants. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a Master’s degree in Labor and Industrial Relations from Rutgers University. Serving the house of Labor for the last twenty years, Kristina has worn many hats: research assistant, field representative, and, most recently, lobbyist at the California state capitol.
From 2014 to 2020, Kristina had the privilege of serving as Legislative Director for the United Domestic Workers (UDW), which represents 120,000 In Home Supportive Services (IHSS) and 20,000 family childcare providers in 45 counties. In that capacity, she built strong relationships with lawmakers on both sides of the aisle. She traveled throughout California, meeting with legislators and county supervisors in the districts and training UDW members on political action.
In 2021 Kristina launched KBH Advocacy, Inc., a lobbying and consulting firm, to help advocacy and labor organizations build strategic alliances, navigate complex processes, and build political power so they can win legislative and political campaigns.
Kristina is married to her best friend, James, and is mom to two school age children and Zuko, the wonder dog.