Chris was elected to his first term in the Niagara County Legislature in November 2023. Chris won by a large margin, winning 7 out of the 8 election districts.
Chris has served as a Police Officer for the City of Niagara Falls since 2013. He has served in many specialized assignments, including the Traffic Division, Crash Management Unit, and the Emergency Response Team. Chris is active in the STOP-DWI program within the department and serves as the first and one of only two Drug Recognition Experts (DRE) in the city. Chris was promoted to Lieutenant in 2022, where he currently supervises the midnight shift of the Patrol Division, and the Emergency Response Team.
Chris joined the New York Air National Guard, a reserve component of the United States Air Force, in 2010. He has served most of his military career here in Niagara County at the 107th Attack Wing, Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station, NY. He has held many positions, including Assistant Fire Chief and Paralegal in the Judge Advocate General's Corps, and currently serves as First Sergeant. As First Sergeant, Chris serves as a key leader and Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Commander on all areas of morale, readiness, and the welfare of the enlisted force.
Chris has a long history of volunteerism in Niagara County. For a decade, Chris served as a volunteer firefighter and EMT at the Frontier Volunteer Fire Company in the Town of Wheatfield. He is also a Past President of the organization.
Chris also served as a volunteer EMS provider at Tri-Community Ambualnce Service Inc., an organization that primarily served the Towns of Wheatfield, Lewiston, and Cambria. Chris served with them for over five years and is a past Assistant Chief.
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Christopher McKimmie is a member of the New York Air National Guard. Use of his military rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Department of the Air Force or the Department of Defense. Christopher is also a Police Lieutenant for the City of Niagara Falls. Use of his rank, job titles, and photographs in uniform does not imply endorsement by the Niagara Falls Police Department or the City of Niagara Falls.