Assemblymember Chris Holden, County Supervisor Kathryn Barger Endorse Felicia Williams for Pasadena City Council

Published : Monday, May 20, 2019 | 5:49 AM

Felicia Williams

Pasadena City Council District 2 candidate Felicia Williams announced Sunday her campaign has picked up endorsements from California State Assemblymember Chris Holden and District 5 Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

Williams is running for the seat currently held by Margaret McAustin, who has announced she will not seek reelection.

Her campaign portrayed the two endorsements as demonstrations of Williams’ “ability to work on a State and regional level to bring resources to Pasadena to address problems such as homelessness, affordable housing, environmental sustainability, and jobs.”

Williams has served on Assemblymember Holden’s Transportation Advisory Committee since 2013.

“Felicia is a thoughtful leader who will focus on solutions that work for Pasadena. I have worked with Felicia, beginning with my time serving on the Pasadena City Council, and I’ve seen firsthand how she brings people together in the community.”

“I enthusiastically support her campaign for City Council,” said Holden.

Barger followed up her endorsement with a statement.

“Felicia shares my strong belief that solving problems requires being responsive to our communities’ concerns and working cooperatively to meet their needs,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “I look forward to working with her – particularly on key revitalization projects on Washington Boulevard and East Colorado Boulevard which will bring jobs and opportunities to our Pasadena-area communities.”

Williams was born and raised in Pasadena and has years of professional experience in public policy and finance.

She said she hopes to use her years of being involved in the community as a Commissioner, Neighborhood Watch Captain, and on several non-profit boards to provide the highest level of service to Pasadena’s Council District 2.

Williams listed her top focal points as managing new development to better match the character and vision of the City, protecting our trees and environmental resources; and preserving key resources instead of building new, like rehabilitating the YWCA, protecting existing affordable housing, and reinvesting in Washington Boulevard and East Colorado Boulevard to support opportunities for local business and jobs.

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