Partner, Head of DC Office


Cristóbal Alex is a senior government, political and advocacy leader. He serves as head of Tusk Strategies’ DC office and plays a leadership role with Tusk Philanthropies. He is also a Political Analyst on MSNBC.

Cristóbal previously served as the White House Deputy Cabinet Secretary linking the White House and Cabinet, supporting agency coordination on a portfolio of President Biden’s top priorities, including the historic American Rescue Plan, Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, and a whole-of-government approach to promote equity. Among Biden for President’s first hires, Cristóbal served as a Senior Advisor to Joe Biden where he helped develop and implement state and national strategy, including the primary campaign’s political and coalition efforts, and served on the Biden-Sanders Unity Taskforce, and later on the Presidential Transition Team.

Prior to that, Cristóbal was the founding President of the Latino Victory Fund helping elect more than 70 candidates to office, from the school board to the U.S. Senate. After successfully building the organization, Cristóbal served as Hillary for America’s National Deputy Director of Voter Outreach and Mobilization. Before his transition into politics, Cristóbal spent five years working with George Soros’ Open Society Foundations and the Ford Foundation where he managed more than $75M in grants to strengthen and protect our democracy. Cristóbal started his career as a civil rights lawyer with MacDonald Hoague & Bayless and led the National Campaign to Restore Civil Rights. A native of El Paso, Texas, Cristóbal lives with his wife Taí and two brilliant daughters ages five and two.