Born and raised in St. Paul, Chris Tolbert attended St. Paul Public Schools through graduation at St. Paul Central High School. Tolbert graduated from St. John’s University, then went on to earn a law degree from Hamline University School of Law. Tolbert currently works as an attorney. He was elected to represent Saint Paul's Third Ward on the City Council in November, 2011 and was sworn in on January 4, 2012.
In his capacity as Councilmember, Chris Tolbert serves on: