Christopher S. “Kit” Bond co-chairs BPC’s Housing Commission. He is a former senator from Missouri. Bond became known as an advocate for improving public housing, enhancing community development, reducing lead-paint poisoning among children in public housing, and fighting to end homelessness.
After leaving the Senate in 2011, Bond joined Thompson Coburn LLP as a partner and formed Kit Bond Strategies LLP.
At age 33, Bond became the 47th governor of Missouri on January 8, 1973—the youngest governor the state has ever had. Bond was re-elected to a second term as governor in 1980. He won his seat in the Senate in 1986. He served as vice chairman on the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, and was a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and ranking member of the subcommittee that funds the nation’s housing programs.
In 1969, Bond became an assistant attorney general in the state of Missouri. He was elected state auditor in 1970. He was also chief counsel of Missouri’s Consumer Protection Division.
Bond holds degrees from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and the University of Virginia.