CAMPAIGN NEWS: Holden raises more than $688,000 in the race for Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors District 5
Assemblymember Chris Holden announced he raised a total of $688,918.72 since announcing his campaign for Los Angeles County Supervisor District 5 in February.
In a release on Thursday, the Holden campaign said Holden has proven he has the broad support needed to flip this Biden +24% seat from red to blue.
“I am grateful for the outpouring support we have received in this campaign. Our community is hungry for change, and I am honored by their confidence in my ability to lead. I am excited to engage with LA County residents on the challenges we face and how we can unite behind homelessness, climate, and social justice solutions that work,” said Holden.
Holden has fought for equity and justice in the classroom, the workplace, transportation, and the criminal justice system. He’s running for County Supervisor to bring a more urgent response to Los Angeles County’s challenges.
Los Angeles County Supervisorial District 5 includes the cities in the Antelope, Crescenta, and Santa Clarita Valleys and portions of the San Gabriel and San Fernando Valleys. The district is currently represented by Republican Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
The election will take place on March 5. The 2021 redistricting process drew new boundaries for the 5th district with 46% registered Democrats, 24% Republicans, and 23% No Party Preference. President Joe Biden won the district by a 24% margin.
Holden is a lifelong Pasadena resident. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Melanie. They have five adult children.
Holden was elected to the Pasadena City Council at 28 years old and was the second African-American to serve as Mayor in the city’s history.
Holden was appointed to the Pasadena Light Rail Alignment Task Force. He was instrumental in the planning and execution of the initial stops connecting Pasadena to Downtown LA. Assemblymember Holden continued to help extend the Gold Line further, securing $290 million in state funding for six new stations and introducing a plan to have the Gold Line connect the Burbank and Ontario airports.
Holden dedicated his service to pursuing progressive Solutions that Work for Los Angeles County, helping millions access economic and educational opportunities.
Holden has fought for equity and justice in the classroom, the workplace, transportation, and the criminal justice system.
As the Assembly Appropriations committee chair, Assemblymember Holden sent forward legislation that promotes gender equity, protects our natural environment, and ensures Californians’ mental health and medical needs are met. He has worked to ensure California protects reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ equality, expanding access to prosperity for everyone, regardless of their background.
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