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ENDORSEMENTS

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ENDORSEMENTS

WORKING FAMILIES ORGANIZATIONS & PUBLIC SAFETY

  • California Labor Federation

  • Inland Empire Labor Council

  • California Professional Firefighters (CPF)

  • CAL FIRE Local 2881

  • Palm Springs Firefighters Association

  • California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

  • California School Employees Association

  • California Nurses Association (CNA)

  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California State Council

  • AFSCME California PEOPLE

  • AFSCME Union of Physicians and Dentists Local 206

  • AFSCME Local 1902

  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1277

  • UDW AFSCME Local 3930

  • California Association of Professional Scientists (CAPS)

  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 11

  • International Union of Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36

  • International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) Local 12

  • Laborers LiUNA Local 777

  • Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

  • Teamsters Local 1932

  • UNITE HERE Local 11

ADVOCACY & DEMOCRATIC ORGANIZATIONS

  • California Democratic Party

  • California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus

  • California Legislative LBGTQ Caucus

  • California Legislative Jewish Caucus

  • California Environmental Voters

  • California Environmental Justice Alliance

  • California Women’s List

  • Desert Stonewall Democrats

  • Engage Coachella Valley

  • Equality California

  • Fund Her

  • HONOR PAC

  • Inland Empire United

  • LGBTQ Victory Fund

  • Moms in Office

  • Moms Demand Action Gun Sense Candidate Distinction

  • NARAL Pro-Choice California

  • National Women's Political Caucus of California

  • Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest 

  • Progressive Change Campaign Committee

  • Run for Something

  • San Bernardino County Young Democrats

  • Sierra Club California

  • Vote Mama

  • #VOTEPROCHOICE

ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS:

  • ​Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

  • U.S. Congressman Ro Khanna

  • U.S. Congressman Raul Ruiz, M.D.

  • U.S. Congressman Mark Takano

  • California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

  • California Attorney General Rob Bonta

  • California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA

  • California State Controller Betty Yee

  • California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

  • California State Senator John Laird

  • California State Senator Connie Leyva

  • California State Senator Chris Ward

  • California State Senator Scott Wiener

  • California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

  • California State Assemblymember Sabrina Cervantes

  • California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman

  • California State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel

  • California State Assemblymember Alex Lee

  • California Legislative LGBTQ Caucus Chair, State Assemblymember Evan Low

  • California State Assemblymember Luz Rivas

  • California Latino Legislative Caucus Vice Chair, State Assemblymember Robert Rivas

  • California State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks

  • Riverside County Supervisor V. Manuel Perez

  • Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

  • Palm Springs Mayor 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 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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“From fighting wildfires to responding in the wake of any natural disaster, we need partners in the legislature that we can count on. That’s why California Professional Firefighters is proud to endorse Christy Holstege for Assembly District 47. Christy understands the critical importance of firefighters in our public safety system and she will be instrumental in ensuring the 47th District is more prepared when the next disaster strikes. We know Christy will be a fearless champion for emergency responders in Sacramento, fighting for the investments to ensure firefighters have the tools we need to protect the people of California. We are 100% behind her campaign.”

CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS (CPF)

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“The Palm Springs Firefighters Association is pleased to endorse Christy Holstege for Assembly because we know she will be a champion for firefighters and emergency responders in Sacramento. As wildfire season continues to escalate nearly every year, Christy both understands the urgency to take climate action and mitigate the threats to our communities and is committed to ensuring firefighters and other first responders have the resources we need to protect families. We are proud to support her campaign.”

PALM SPRINGS FIREFIGHTERS ASSOCIATION

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“As both Palm Springs’ Mayor and a civil rights attorney, Christy Holstege has been an endless advocate for women, the right to choose, and gender equity. Her combination of public service experience, coupled with her background advocating for victims of sexual harassment and discrimination as an attorney, make her extremely equipped to advance the cause of women's rights and equality for all in Sacramento. That’s why the California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus is thrilled to support Christy for State Assembly, because we know she will work tirelessly to advance equality and elevate women across California.”

CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATIC LEGISLATIVE WOMEN'S CAUCUS

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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 47th District, and all Californians. 

Additionally, the 47th 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 47.”

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE LGBTQ CAUCUS

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“On behalf of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, I am proud to announce our support of former Palm Springs Mayor and current Councilmember Christy Holstege for State Assembly. Now more than ever, as incidents of hate and antisemitism are on the rise, we need strong advocates of justice, diversity and inclusion in the California State Legislature. Christy has demonstrated her unwavering moral compass in her career as a social justice attorney and public servant. She is the leader we need for the 47th Assembly District and California.”

CALIFORNIA LEGISLATIVE JEWISH CAUCUS

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“The Inland Empire Labor Council AFL-CIO is proud to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly. We are impressed by her record of solidarity with our movement, defending workers' rights as an attorney and fighting for jobs with living wages and safe working conditions as mayor and councilmember of Palm Springs. Our 300,000 members in the Inland Empire know she will be our ally and advocate in the State Legislature — The IELC will work as One Movement and elect a justice champion to AD-47.”

INLAND EMPIRE LABOR COUNCIL

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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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“California Environmental Voters is thrilled to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly. In her time on the Palm Springs City Council, Christy has shown her extensive knowledge and leadership on climate solutions, including renewable energy expansion, banning single-use plastics and open space preservation. In the State Legislature, she will no doubt continue to be an environmental champion for her community and the people of California.”

CALIFORNIA ENVIRONMENTAL VOTERS

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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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“Sierra Club California is excited to enthusiastically endorse Christy Holstege’s candidacy for the State Assembly because throughout her career, she’s been committed to protecting California’s air and water and addressing the climate crisis. The Coachella Valley needs an environmental champion in the Assembly who will stand for environmental justice and combat climate change by segueing off fossil fuels, promoting energy efficiency and clean energy technologies and enhancing transportation solutions. We’re confident that in Sacramento, we can count on Christy to tackle the unique environmental challenges facing her district and all of California.”

SIERRA CLUB CALIFORNIA

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“NARAL Pro-Choice California is proud to endorse Christy Holstege, and we’re excited to turn out our members to support her. Holstege is running for a critical seat to ensure California remains and grows as a Reproductive Freedom State. With abortion rights and access under unprecedented threat across the country, NARAL Pro-Choice California is ready to work to get her elected to represent California's 47th Assembly District. We know that she will fight for reproductive freedom for everybody in California—including those forced to travel from out of state to access abortion care.”

NARAL PRO-CHOICE CALIFORNIA

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"Planned Parenthood Action Fund of the Pacific Southwest is proud to endorse Christy Holstege because now more than ever, it’s essential that we have champions for reproductive freedom in the State Legislature. As both a civil rights attorney and a City Councilwoman, Christy has helped protect and promote reproductive health and rights for the Coachella Valley, and we know she’ll do the same in the Assembly. Christy has been and will continue to be an unrelenting advocate for reproductive justice and we look forward to working with her to ensure access to affordable health care, comprehensive sex education, and safe, legal abortion.”

PLANNED PARENTHOOD ACTION FUND OF THE PACIFIC SOUTHWEST

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“We couldn’t be prouder to support Christy Holstege’s historic campaign for California Assembly. On the city council, Christy has been a tireless champion for civil rights, reproductive freedom, affordable housing and an economy that works for everyone. We have no doubt that she will continue to be a powerful force for progress in Sacramento when she makes history this fall.”

EQUALITY CALIFORNIA

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“We are proud to endorse Christy Holstege for AD-47, who has been a trailblazer in her own right for her entire career. She knows the multifaceted lives women lead as caregivers, leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates, and countless other roles because she wears many different hats herself. Christy understands that all issues are women's issues and will be an incredible champion of paid leave, gender equity, and reproductive justice in the California State Assembly.”

CALIFORNIA WOMEN’S LIST

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“Fund Her is proud to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly. As a social justice attorney and public servant, Christy has dedicated her entire career to championing women's rights, reproductive justice, pay equity and paid family leave. Now more than ever, it's important to elect progressive women leaders like Christy to the State House. We invite everyone to join us in supporting her candidacy for AD-47!”

FUND HER

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“Desert Stonewall Democrats are thrilled to support Christy Holstege for State Assembly District 47. As former Mayor and current Councilmember of the City of Palm Springs, Christy has been a phenomenal advocate for the Coachella Valley. We know she will continue her good work advocating to end gun violence, lead on climate action, create an equitable economy, and of course, advance equality on behalf of all Californians. We’re excited to help Christy get elected to represent us in the State Legislature.”

DESERT STONEWALL DEMOCRATS

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"Now more than ever, we need more elected leaders who understand the urgency to ensure everyone’s access to quality health care and protect our nurses and other frontline health care workers from unsafe working conditions. We feel that former Mayor of Palm Springs and current Councilmember Christy Holstege is that candidate, and that’s why California Nurses Association is proud to support her bid for State Assembly District 47."

CALIFORNIA NURSES ASSOCIATION (CNA)

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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 47 and look forward to helping her get elected.” 

PAINTERS & ALLIED TRADES DISTRICT COUNCIL 36

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“The working people of AFSCME California PEOPLE are proud to give Christy Holstege our strong support. Throughout her career as both a city councilmember and civil rights attorney, Christy has been a champion on behalf of our members and all working families in her community, fighting to improve working conditions, advocate for livable wages and build a strong, middle class economy. Christy has proven that she will fight for an economy that works for all of us and is the clear choice for working families in AD-47.”

AFSCME CALIFORNIA PEOPLE

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“AFSCME Local 206, representing physicians and dentists, is proud to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly District 47. We are impressed by Christy’s firm commitment to protecting public health, ensuring all communities have access to health care and supporting frontline essential workers. Her track record leading her city during the pandemic would make her an excellent advocate for her community and working families across the State of California. Let’s send her to Sacramento!”

AFSCME UNION OF PHYSICIANS & DENTISTS LOCAL 206

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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 47.” 

AFSCME LOCAL 1902

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“The members of UDW AFSCME Local 3930 are excited to endorse Christy Holstege for Assembly District 47 because time and again, she has shown the courage and innovative thinking needed to be an effective advocate for working families. On the Palm Springs City Council, Christy has proven her dedication to creating an economy that works for everyone, whether it’s advocating for more investments in job training programs, prevailing wages, or worker protections. We know she will be a dedicated advocate for our in-home health care workers in Sacramento, and are pleased to support her campaign for State Assembly.”

UDW AFSCME LOCAL 3930

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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-47 because we know she is committed to promoting high-quality education and ensuring greater success for every Californian student.”

CALIFORNIA FEDERATION OF TEACHERS

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“The California School Employees Association is thrilled to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly District 47. Throughout her experience as the mayor of Palm Springs and a civil rights attorney, Christy has proven to be a bold, transformative leader who brings innovative solutions to solve problems and real results for her community. We are confident that Christy will fight to increase investments in California’s public schools and support the school employees who keep them moving forward. We are excited to help get Christy elected!”

CALIFORNIA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION

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“At this crucial moment for labor, it's critical that we have more leaders in Sacramento who have a record of delivering for working people. That’s why UNITE HERE Local 11 is thrilled to support Christy Holstege for Assembly District 47. With her impressive record of uplifting workers’ rights as a civil rights attorney and on the Palm Springs City Council, we are confident that Christy will deliver good middle-class jobs and a fair economy for all in the State Legislature.”

UNITE HERE LOCAL 11

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“The working people that make up ATU Local 1277 know that Christy Holstege is the leader we need in the State Assembly. On the Palm Springs Council, Christy has built up an impressive record of delivering for working families, expanding regional transportation networks, and ensuring the local economy works for everyone. She's fearless, bold and we know she will work hard in Sacramento to uplift working families throughout the Coachella Valley and grow our state's middle-class economy.”

AMALGAMATED TRANSIT UNION (ATU) LOCAL 1277 

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“The members of IBEW Local 11 are excited to endorse Christy Holstege for Assembly District 47. Christy has been a fierce champion for working people throughout her career as a civil rights attorney and on the Palm Springs City Council, and she will only continue these efforts as a state legislator. We know Christy will be a bold leader in the Assembly fighting to ensure our members have living wages, fair benefits, opportunities for professional growth, and safe workplace conditions that every working person deserves.”

INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF ELECTRICAL WORKERS (IBEW) LOCAL 11

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“Operating Engineers Local 12 is excited to endorse Christy Holstege for Assembly District 47, a steadfast advocate and proven leader for working families. We know that in Sacramento, Christy will be a champion for investments in infrastructure and job training that create a pathway to good-paying jobs, increased access to affordable healthcare and strengthened worker protections. Christy is exactly the type of leader working people need in the State Legislature, and we look forward to helping her get elected.”

INTERNATIONAL UNION OF OPERATING ENGINEERS (IUOE) LOCAL 12

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“The members of LiUNA Local 777 are proud to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly District 47. Throughout her career, Christy has been a strong ally for the labor movement, enacting strong worker protections during the COVID-19 pandemic as the Mayor of Palm Springs and providing legal assistance to working people as a civil rights attorney. In Sacramento, Christy will be a champion for better wages and benefits, safer job sites, and an economy that works for everyone. We know Christy will continue to put working families first in the state legislature and we’re with her 100%!”

LABORERS LiUNA LOCAL 777

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“The Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters is excited to announce our enthusiastic support for Christy Holstege’s campaign for Assembly District 47. Throughout her time as a Palm Springs City Councilmember and civil rights attorney, Christy has clearly proven herself to be dedicated to improving the lives of working families like ours by investing in infrastructure, supporting prevailing wages for workers, and protecting the benefits our members have earned. We look forward to helping Christy get elected, and to working with her in Sacramento to improve quality of life and create an economy that works for every Californian, including women people of color, veterans, youth and disadvantaged residents. We’re with her 100%.”

SOUTHWEST REGIONAL COUNCIL OF CARPENTERS

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“SEIU State Council is proud to endorse former Palm Springs Mayor and current Councilmember Christy Holstege for State Assembly District 47. We know that Christy will work hard to advance SEIU’s mission to increase economic fairness for working people, ensure high quality services and create a well-funded, equitable, just and prosperous California. She has demonstrated her deep commitment to justice throughout her entire career, and we would be proud to count her as an ally in the State Legislature.”

SEIU CALIFORNIA STATE COUNCIL

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“IE United is committed to affecting change through issue advocacy and political action. As a social justice attorney and public servant, Christy Holstege has been the harbinger of progress for the Desert community and beyond. We are proud to support her candidacy for State Assembly District 47 because she will be the champion we need fighting for all our values.”

INLAND EMPIRE UNITED

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“Palm Springs Councilmember and former Mayor Christy Holstege has worked her entire career lifting up the voices of people of color, people with disabilities, working families, immigrants, women and LGBTQ individuals. ENGAGE Coachella Valley is proud to support her candidacy for State Assembly because we know she will continue to advocate for historically marginalized and systemically excluded communities by fighting for change and progress as a state legislator. We appreciate her grassroots, people-powered movement to bring greater justice and opportunity to Assembly District 47 and California.”

ENGAGE COACHELLA VALLEY

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“HONOR PAC is thrilled to endorse Christy Holstege for California State Assembly because she is a proven leader in her community. As part of the first all-LGBTQ+ city council in the country and as the first openly bisexual mayor, Christy is a trailblazer for the LGBTQ+ community and will passionately fight to ensure everyone has full, lived equality. Together with her impressive record of addressing homelessness, protecting workers’ rights, and expanding healthcare services, Christy has the skills, vision, and compassion necessary to be the leader the 47th District needs fighting for them in Sacramento.”

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ELECTED & COMMUNITY LEADERS

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"I am proud to endorse Christy Holstege because now more than ever, we need elected leaders across all levels of government to lead California on the issues that matter most - the affordable housing and homelessness crisis, affordable healthcare, reproductive freedom, climate action, and an economy that works for everyone. Throughout her time as the Mayor of Palm Springs and a civil rights attorney, Christy has proven herself to be that leader, going above and beyond to make significant strides on these issues. I am confident that Christy is the clear choice for the 47th District and will be an innovative champion for her community in the State Assembly, and I look forward to helping her get elected!” 

Former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer

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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 47th District that uplift the most marginalized residents in our communities and across the state. I’m proud to endorse Christy Holstege for Assembly District 47.” 

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

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“Christy Holstege is the clear choice for the 47th 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 47th 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 47.”

California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis

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“Christy Holstege embodies the type of civil servant we need in Sacramento — in her career as a civil rights attorney and city councilmember, Christy has demonstrated her strong commitment to uplifting the most marginalized in her community. I know Christy will be an incredible asset in the State Legislature, especially bringing her expertise in defending working people, building more affordable housing, implementing clean energy programs and championing reproductive justice to the table. I’m with Christy 100% — please join me in getting her across the finish line!”

California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, CPA

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“I am proud to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly because she’s ready to fight for her community from day one. As a civil rights attorney, Christy has had an unrelenting commitment to uplifting marginalized communities, including defending working people, victims of harassment, and reproductive freedom. And throughout her tenure as a Councilmember and Former Mayor of Palm Springs, Christy has been a forward-thinking leader with innovative affordable housing investments and public safety solutions. Christy’s wide-ranging experience and understanding of the district make her the ideal champion for public safety and civil rights in AD-47, and I look forward to supporting her campaign.”

California Attorney General Rob Bonta

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“As a civil rights attorney and Palm Springs Mayor, Christy Holstege has proven she will deliver for California’s most vulnerable residents as a State legislator.  Christy will fight tirelessly in Sacramento for a fairer economy that works for everyone and continue the progress she's made on behalf of her community. I’m excited to stand with Christy for State Assembly. Please join me."

California State Controller Betty Yee

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“In her time as the former Mayor and current councilmember of Palm Springs, Christy Holstege has worked to solve the most urgent issues of our time — tackling the climate crisis, addressing housing insecurity, and marshaling her city toward an equitable COVID-19 recovery. For those reasons and many more, I am proud to endorse Christy for State Assembly District 47."

California Senate President pro Tempore Toni Atkins

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“I’m excited to endorse Christy Holstege’s campaign for Assembly District 47. Christy has dedicated her career to serving her community, caring for others, and protecting our most vulnerable – exactly the motivation we need in the Legislature. As a longtime civil rights attorney and city councilmember, Christy has the experience, knowledge and forward-thinking vision needed to be an impactful Assemblymember on day one. I know that Christy will be a relentless advocate for the 47th District and all Californians, working to make the state more inclusive, fair, and just. I look forward to working with her in the Assembly.”

California State Senator Chris Ward

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“I’m excited to endorse Christy Holstege’s campaign for Assembly District 47. Christy has dedicated her career to serving her community, caring for others, and protecting our most vulnerable – exactly the motivation we need in the Legislature. As a longtime civil rights attorney and city councilmember, Christy has the experience, knowledge and forward-thinking vision needed to be an impactful Assemblymember on day one. I know that Christy will be a relentless advocate for the 47th District and all Californians, working to make the state more inclusive, fair, and just. I look forward to working with her in the Assembly.”

California State Senator Scott Wiener

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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 47 because we need more leaders like her in the State Legislature!”

California State Senator Connie Leyva

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“During the worst public health crisis in our lifetime, Christy Holstege demonstrated her remarkable leadership abilities as Mayor of Palm Springs, working hard to support small businesses, working families, and the most vulnerable in her community. In the State Assembly, I have full confidence we can count on her to be one of our brightest minds developing housing, climate action, and economic justice policy. I’m thrilled to endorse Christy for State Assembly District 47 and look forward to working with her.”

California State Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon

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“I’m thrilled to be endorsing my friend Christy Holstege for Assembly District 47, 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 47th 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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“The 47th District needs a strong advocate who will fight tirelessly to deliver critical resources to the Coachella Valley and make the region more inclusive and just. Christy Holstege has the background, passion, and innovative thinking to be that representative. On the Palm Springs City Council, Christy has been an effective and compassionate leader, working to expand access to affordable health care, defend immigrant communities, enhance affordable housing and protect the environment. I’m excited to endorse her campaign for Assembly, and look forward to working with her in Sacramento.”

California Latino Legislative Caucus Vice Chair, State Assemblymember Robert Rivas

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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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“In her work as a social justice attorney and on the Palm Springs City Council, Christy Holstege has demonstrated an exemplary record fighting on behalf of her community. I know she will take her experience tackling the housing crisis, protecting the environment, and advancing equity for all to uplift all Californians. I look forward to Christy joining me in the State Legislature and helping her get elected.”

California State Assemblymember Laura Friedman

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“As Mayor and Councilmember of Palm Springs, Christy Holstege has demonstrated strong leadership, good judgement, and a clear understanding of how to best serve her community. She is the rare elected official who can achieve both immediate results and help create lasting change. Christy Holstege will be an excellent addition to the California Legislature, and I am proud to endorse her for State Assembly.”

California State Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel

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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 47.”

California State Assemblymember Alex Lee 

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“Throughout her career, Christy Holstege has been an impressive champion for progressive values and bold change. In Sacramento, Christy will bring her experience as a civil rights lawyer and city councilmember to take on the gun violence epidemic, address our housing crisis, lead on climate action, and defend reproductive justice. I know we can not only count on her to be the public servant Assembly District 47 needs, but also a courageous voice for all Californians.”

California State Assemblymember Buffy Wicks 

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“I’m thrilled to support Christy Holstege for Assembly District 47. She has demonstrated a compassionate commitment to social justice and improving the lives of others throughout her time as a leader on the Palm Springs City Council and attorney representing the most vulnerable in her community. I know she will take her experience and drive to solve some of our most pressing issues such as housing insecurity, the climate crisis, workers’ justice and access to health care. Christy will be an excellent legislative partner, and I can’t wait to work with her on behalf of all Californians!"

California State Assemblymember Luz Rivas 

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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 47th 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 47th 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 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 47th 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 47th Assembly District but also all of California."

Long Beach Mayor Robert Garcia

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"I am proud to endorse Christy Holstege for State Assembly because she is a forward-thinking leader with a proven record of problem-solving. Throughout her career, Christy has demonstrated her commitment to protecting the most vulnerable and delivering for the people in her community, from fighting for the marginalized as a civil rights attorney to advocating for frontline workers and working families as Mayor of Palm Springs. I’m confident that in the State Assembly, Christy will fight for innovative affordable housing solutions, healthcare for all, and urgent climate action, which is the kind of leadership we need in the state legislature. I’m confident that Assembly District 47 will have a champion for equity and justice for all in Christy.” 

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