About the Author: Ben Christopher, CALmatters
Ben Christopher is covering the 2018 election season for CALmatters. Prior to that, he was a contributing writer reporting on the California economy and budget. Based out of the San Francisco Bay Area, he has written for San Francisco magazine, California magazine, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Priceonomics. Ben also has a past life as an aspiring beancounter: He has worked as a summer associate at the Congressional Budget Office and has a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley.