Kristen Strawbridge (AG-GAG)
Kristen Strawbridge serves as the Illinois State Director for the Humane Society of the United States. As State Director, she is active on many fronts to promote animal welfare legislation, fight animal cruelty, respond to animals in danger from man-made and natural disasters, and engage like-minded citizens to promote the protection of animals. Notably, she was responsible for legislation that banned the sale of shark fins in Illinois, the first non-costal state to approve such a ban.
Before coming to the HSUS, Strawbridge worked as an attorney at the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. While there, she was appointed by the Governor's Legislative Director to serve as a liaison to the Joint Task Force on Breeding and Pet Stores.
In law school, Strawbridge was involved with the Animal Law Society. She received a B.S. from Indiana University and a J.D. from the John Marshall Law School.