Assemblymember Chris Holden Announces 2024 Run for Board of Supervisors Seat
The Board of Supervisors District 5 election has already kicked off. Despite the primary election being nearly a year away, Assemblymember Chris Holden has announced he is running for the seat.
District 5 is currently represented by Supervisor Kathryn Barger.
Who is Chris Holden?
Chris Holden is an Assemblymember for the 41st District, an area that is centered in Pasadena.
At 28 years old, he was elected to the Pasadena City Council and became only the second Black mayor in city history.
As an assemblymember, he touts a legislative record that includes:
- Provide millions in state funding for libraries, hiking trails, the Pasadena Playhouse, and the Rose Bowl Stadium
- Mandating childcare centers to test drinking water for lead
- Allow high school students to take community college classes via The College and Career Access Pathways dual enrollment program
- Secured millions for services supporting those with disabilities
- Addressing discrimination in the real estate appraisal process
- Requiring abandoned and idle oil and gas wells to test for pollutants and emissions
When he was a City Councilmember, he served on the Pasadena Light Rail Alignment Task Force. During his tenure, they were able to create stations connecting Pasadena to Downtown Los Angeles.
He furthered this initiative as an assembly member by securing $290 million for six new stations in his district.
The primary election is slated to take place on March 5th, 2024 with the general election in November.
It is yet to be seen if any other candidates will join the race between Barger and Holden. If not, then the election will be decided in March.
Although Holden is a lifelong Democrat, the Board of Supervisors is a nonpartisan legislative group.
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