During Chris P. P. Brant’s ten years of service as an Officer in the Royal Marine Commandos he met and fell in love with a pretty lass from Portsmouth, N. H., Ellen Keyes. After the couple returned to this country Chris proudly earned and received his United States citizenship in 1983. He immediately registered as a Republican and soon after became a Precinct Committeeman for Fountain Hills. He served two terms as President of the Fountain Hills Republican Club (FHRC) in the mid-1990’s.
Since retiring, after 31 years from his sales position with McGraw Hill, the school book publishers, he has been a member of the FHRC Board. He held the position of 1st VP of the club from 2012-14. Chris was named Fountain Hills Republican of the Year in 2017.
Chris served three two year terms as President of AERA, an Arizona School Book Publishers Representatives’ Organization during his tenure with McGraw Hill. He was President of Rescue a Golden of Arizona (Golden Retrievers) between 2015-17. Ellen and Chris remain very active with this group. He is Secretary “for life” of the Fountain Hills Toymakers, Inc. The group makes over 500 toys for under privileged children each year. Chris is a proud associate member of the Marine Corps League Detachment 1439 and an active member of the Fountain Hills Woodworkers Club.