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Tuesday, April 25, 2023


Palm Springs City Councilmember, Civil Rights Attorney Announces Campaign for Assembly District 47

PALM SPRINGS, CA — Following last year’s historic midterm upset, civil rights attorney, former mayor, and Palm Springs City Council Member Christy Holstege has officially launched her bid for California State Assembly District 47 today. She will kick off her campaign with a series of community conversations throughout the district.


Holstege released the following statement:


“Today we are launching a campaign for the State Assembly to bring my track record of dedicated public service and leadership to fight for our region in Sacramento. Campaigns are not about one person, they are about people and the future of our region. As a mother to a young child, I care deeply about our future. That is why today I am launching my campaign with a series of community conversations across the district, from Yucaipa to La Quinta.


Our community is diverse and inclusive. We deserve a voice in Sacramento that reflects our shared values. I am looking forward to bringing you all along with me on this fight.


Assembly District 47 is one of the most overlooked regions in the state and has been underserved for decades. We need a representative in Sacramento who understands the needs of our community and can fight every day for our workers, families, seniors, and children. We need a leader who will provide real solutions to the issues we face, grow our economy and create a healthy, sustainable future. Our district deserves a representative who shows up for our community and who is invested in improving the lives of all of the people that call it home.


I have delivered real results to this region. From securing millions of dollars for injured workers and winning seniors Social Security benefits as a civil rights attorney, to obtaining $36 million for new housing and homeless services as a city councilmember, I have ensured that our residents get the resources they deserve. I look forward to continuing to deliver for our region in the California State Assembly.”


Last November, Holstege’s race made headlines as one of the closest legislative races in history. Holstege fell short of victory by 85 votes– a razor-thin margin of .05% of 169,419 votes cast.


Holstege lives in Palm Springs with her husband, Adam Gilbert, their two year old son Aden, and their dogs, Layla and Ollie.


She earned her J.D. from Stanford Law School and has been a member of Palm Springs City Council since 2017, serving as Mayor from 2020 to 2021.


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