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Our Village 

ENDORSEMENTS

ENDORSEMENTS

ORGANIZATIONS

  • California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus

  • California Legislative LBGTQ Caucus

  • LGBTQ Victory Fund

  • California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

  • AFSCME Local 1902

  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36

  • Run for Something

  • Vote Mama

ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS:

  • U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

  • U.S. Congressmember Mark Takano

  • California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

  • California State Senator John Laird

  • California State Senator Connie Leyva

  • California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus Chair, State Assemblymember Evan Low

  • California State Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes

  • California State Assemblymember Alex Lee

  • Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez

  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

  • Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem Lisa Middleton

  • Palm Springs City Councilmember Dennis Woods

  • Palm Springs City Councilmember Geoff Kors

  • Palm Springs Unified School District President Tim Wood

  • Riverside County Board of Education Member Elizabeth Romero

  • Riverside Unified School District Board of Education Member Dr. Angelo Farooq

  • Coachella Valley Unified School District President Joey Acuña Jr.

  • Coachella Valley Unified School District Vice President Silvia Paz

  • Coachella Valley Unified School District Trustee Jocelyn Vargas

  • Coachella Valley Unified School District Trustee Trinidad Arredondo

  • College of the Desert Board Trustee Area 2 Bea González

  • San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education Member Abigail Rosales-Medina

  • Corona Mayor Jacqueline Casillas

  • Indio Mayor Pro Tem Waymond Fermon

  • Cathedral City Councilmember Nancy Ross 

  • Coachella City Councilmember Megan Beaman Jacinto

  • Coachella City Councilmember Denise Delgado

  • Desert Hot Springs City Councilmember Gary Gardner

  • Jurupa Valley City Councilmember Leslie Altamirano

  • Palm Desert City Councilmember Karina Quintanilla 

  • Redlands City Councilmember Denise Davis

  • Riverside City Councilmember Erin Edwards

  • Riverside County Board of Education Member Elizabeth Romero 

  • Riverside Community College District Board Member Jose Alcala

  • Desert Healthcare District Board Member Dr. Les Zendle

  • Western Municipal Water District Vice President Gracie Torres

  • San Diego Supervisor Nora Vargas

ORGANIZATIONS

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“Throughout her career, Christy Holstege has been a tireless champion for underserved communities, equity, and justice. From her experience as a social justice attorney defending the rights of her community’s most vulnerable residents, to her tenure implementing effective, innovative reform as the Mayor of Palm Springs, we are confident that Christy will be an outstanding Assemblymember for the 42nd District, and all Californians. 

Additionally, the 42nd District should have representation that reflects the diverse, inclusive community it is. We need more bold LGBTQ+ leaders like Christy, the nation’s first openly bisexual Mayor, who are ready to take on California's toughest issues and deliver results for our communities. For these reasons and many more, the California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus is proud to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly District 42.”

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE LGBTQ CAUCUS

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“As a civil rights attorney and Palm Springs Mayor, Christy Holstege has dedicated her career to protecting vulnerable communities and making her region more inclusive, fair, and just. That’s why LGBTQ Victory Fund is thrilled to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly, the nation’s first out bisexual Mayor and a bold leader who will be a champion for our community in Sacramento.”

LGBTQ VICTORY FUND

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“Run for Something's endorsees represent the future of this country. Leaders from coast to coast are standing up for their communities and taking the leap to make a much-needed change. If elected, these endorsees will proudly serve in positions of leadership in educational, state legislative, legal and municipal offices to strengthen their communities and the Democratic party as whole.”

RUN FOR SOMETHING

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“As the first woman and millennial to serve as Mayor of Palm Springs, and the first openly bisexual Mayor in American history - Christy Holstege is a trailblazer that has broken down so many barriers. Mayor Holstege is a mom and a civil rights attorney who understands that her voice is a tool for justice, equality, and opportunity for women, children, and families. I am honored to support her as she takes this next step to bring her advocacy to the California State Assembly, and represent the needs of people that have long been excluded from the decision making table.” - Liuba Grechen Shirley, Vote Mama Founder & CEO

VOTE MAMA

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“Throughout her career, Christy Holstege has been a powerful voice for working people in her community. As a civil rights attorney, Councilmember and Mayor, Christy has built up a real, tangible record of delivering for working families and the middle class. Time and time again, Christy has remained unafraid to put people over politics and working families ahead of corporate interests, safeguarding the rights of working people while advancing economic development, and creative solutions that help grow and expand our middle class. She is exactly the type of leader we need in Sacramento. That’s why the working men and women that make up Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36 are proud to endorse Christy Holstege for Assembly District 42 and look forward to helping her get elected.” 

PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 36

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“When it comes to the working people of AFSCME Local 1902, Christy Holstege will be our fighter in Sacramento. We know that she will not only champion good-paying, family-sustaining jobs and safe workplace conditions, but also our mission of providing safe, clean and reliable drinking water to all Californians. As the Mayor of Palm Springs, Christy has been an unrelenting force for her community, and we can’t wait to see what she will accomplish in the Assembly for District 42.” 

AFSCME LOCAL 1902

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“CFT is proud to endorse Palm Springs Mayor Christy Holstege for Assembly. Now more than ever as we navigate the persistent challenges of the pandemic, we need courageous leaders to stand up for public school students, teachers, and classified employees throughout the state. CFT is proud to endorse Christy for AD-42 because we know she is committed to promoting high-quality education and ensuring greater success for every Californian student.”

CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS

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"Mayor Christy Holstege is an innovative leader and dedicated advocate for the most vulnerable in our communities. She’s proven time and time again that she governs with equity in mind. I’m confident that in Sacramento, Christy will work tirelessly to deliver meaningful resources to the 42nd District that uplift the most marginalized residents in our communities and across the state. I’m proud to endorse Christy Holstege for Assembly District 42.” 

U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

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“Christy Holstege is the clear choice for the 42nd Assembly District, and I’m excited to endorse her campaign.  Throughout her time in public service as a Mayor and civil rights attorney, Christy has constantly fought to make her community a more inclusive, competitive, and just place, which is exactly the type of leader we need in the State Legislature. Whether it's working to build an economy that works for all, protecting our environment, enhancing healthcare affordability, or strengthening our education systems, Christy Holstge will deliver for the 42nd District. I know Christy will be a tireless champion for civil rights and social justice in the Assembly, and I’m with her 100%.”

U.S. Congressmember Mark Takano

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“As a longtime civil rights attorney and current Palm Springs Mayor, Christy’s wide-ranging experience and commitment to uplifting vulnerable communities will make her a leader in Sacramento. Christy is a proven collaborator and consensus-builder who listens and acts on the concerns her constituents have. I know that as an Assemblywoman, Christy will continue to work tirelessly to advance equality and women’s empowerment. I’m thrilled to support her campaign for Assembly District 42.”

California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

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“As a former Mayor and LGBT civil rights pioneer, I know that Mayor Christy Holstege's career as a civil rights attorney has demonstrated her strong commitment to advancing equity, justice and equal opportunity. As a state legislator, Christy will bring this civil rights background as well as her expertise in protecting small businesses, implementing clean energy programs and championing reproductive justice. She is imminently qualified.  I am proud to endorse her - and hope you will too.”

California State Senator John Laird

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“Christy Holstege’s record speaks for itself — as a social justice attorney, she’s fought tirelessly for working families, farmworkers, domestic violence survivors and the underserved. Her record on the city council and Mayor of Palm Springs is equally impressive, rising to address the urgent and unique challenges during a historic pandemic. I’m thrilled to endorse Christy for Assembly District 42 because we need more leaders like her in the State Legislature!”

California State Senator Connie Leyva

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“I’m thrilled to be endorsing my friend Christy Holstege for Assembly District 42, a passionate and pioneering public servant. As the first openly bisexual mayor in the nation and a longtime social justice attorney, Christy has been an outspoken leader in her community on LGBTQ+ rights and standing up for the most vulnerable. The 42nd District needs a strong advocate who will fight tirelessly to deliver critical resources and make the region more inclusive. Christy has the background and the passion to make it happen. I look forward to working with her in Sacramento, and am excited to endorse her campaign.” 

California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus Chair, State Assemblymember Evan Low

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“I’m excited to endorse my friend Christy Holstege for State Assembly because we need her strong leadership, unique life experiences, and deep expertise in Sacramento. Throughout her accomplished career as a civil rights attorney and Palm Springs Mayor, Christy has been dedicated to protecting vulnerable communities, enhancing affordable housing, and building a regional economy that works for everyone. I know Christy will be a bold leader in the Assembly, and look forward to helping her get elected.”

California State Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes 

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“Mayor Christy Holstege understands the responsibilities that come with being a history-making elected official and the critical voice she would bring as the first bisexual woman in the California State Legislature. Moreover, her dedication to social justice and progressive structural change, which she has exhibited as both a public servant and civil rights lawyer, would make her a phenomenal asset to the State Assembly. I’m excited to have Mayor Holstege join us in our state’s Capitol and am excited to support her campaign for Assembly District 42.”

California State Assemblymember Alex Lee 

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“Throughout her career as an attorney and a local Mayor, Christy Holstege has been an unrelenting champion for marginalized communities across the 42nd District. Mayor Holstege has proven herself as a dedicated leader who is singularly focused on problem-solving and delivering results for the people she represents. Riverside County residents need Christy’s vision, effectiveness, and innovative ideas in the State Legislature and I’m proud to endorse her.”

Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez

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“I’m excited to endorse my friend and Mayor of Palm Springs Christy Holstege for State Assembly — throughout Christy’s career as a civil rights attorney and public servant, she’s been an incredible force for good, championing equality, reproductive freedom and working families. In the California State Legislature, she will make history and transform our representative democracy for the better. Christy is the best choice for the Coachella Valley — let’s get her elected!”

San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas

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“I am very pleased to endorse Christy Gilbert Holstege for the State Assembly’s 42nd District.  I have served with Christy on the Palm Springs City Council for four years.  I have seen her passion for our community, its future and the history of our community.  She is committed to a future that embraces the potential in each of us.  Christy has the drive and work ethic to make a difference in Sacramento for all of us.”

Palm Springs Mayor Pro Tem Lisa Middleton

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“I’m proud to serve with Mayor Christy Holstege on the City Council and am delighted to endorse her for State Assembly. Christy is an effective community leader who is a passionate and fierce supporter of the most vulnerable in our city. We deserve an Assemblymember who will have this drive and priorities in Sacramento, and I look forward to helping her get elected.”

Palm Springs City Councilmember Grace Garner

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"Christy Holstege has done an incredible job working with community leaders to make Palm Springs a more livable city for everyone, particularly in the fight to deliver more affordable housing, protect our environment, and advocate for our entire region and state. She's extraordinarily effective, knows how to build coalitions, find common ground, and get things done. I know she’ll be a great Assemblymember and I’m excited to support her campaign.”

Palm Springs City Councilmember Geoff Kors

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“The people of the 42nd District need and deserve a proven leader in Sacramento. Christy Holstege is the candidate we need. I know that in the Assembly, Christy will build on the successes we’ve made on the Palm Springs City Council to produce even more results for our city and the region as a whole. I'm with Christy 100%."

Palm Springs City Councilmember Dennis Woods

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“I’m thrilled to offer my resounding support for my fellow mayor, friend, and LGBTQ pioneer in public service, Christy Holstege. During the pandemic, mayors across the state were faced with serious public health, economic and community safety decisions — something I experienced overseeing the City of Long Beach’s COVID-19 response. Throughout the crisis, Palm Springs has been in good hands with Christy’s unwavering leadership. When elected, I know Christy will not only be a fierce advocate for the 42nd Assembly District but also all of California."

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia