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Los Angeles Supervisor Candidate Chris Holden Picks up Another Endorsement

Published on Friday, April 28, 2023 | 5:25 am

Hollywood Area Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur has endorsed Assemblymember Chris Holden for Los Angeles County Supervisor.

Holden is running against incumbent Kathryn Barger.

“I am proud to endorse Assemblymember Chris Holden for Los Angeles County Supervisor. He has been a strong advocate for LGBTQ+ inclusion and advancing equality in our state. I am excited to work with him to advance policies that create a healthier and safer Los Angeles County for all,” stated Assemblyman Chavez Zbur.

Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur represents the Hollywood, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, West Los Angeles, and Santa Monica communities in the State Assembly.

Before his election in 2020, Chavez Zbur served as Equality California’s Executive Director, helping the organization lead efforts to protect healthcare access and reproductive rights.

“Assemblymember Rick Chavez Zbur led efforts to advance social justice and equality in our state. I am grateful for his support and look forward to working with him to advance more equitable and inclusive policies in our county government,” stated Assemblymember Holden.

Holden has fought for equity and justice in the classroom, the workplace, transportation, and the criminal justice system. He’s running for County Supervisor to bring a more urgent response to Los Angeles County’s challenges, according to a statement released on Thursday. 

Los Angeles County Supervisorial District 5 includes Pasadena, Altadena, Antelope, Crescenta, and Santa Clarita Valleys. The district is currently represented by Supervisor Kathryn Barger.

The election will take place on March 5. 

Holden was elected to the Pasadena City Council at 28 years old and was the second African-American to serve as Mayor in the city’s history.

Holden attended Pasadena High School and received his bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from San Diego State University, where he played basketball. He lives in Pasadena with his wife, Melanie. They have five adult children.

He was instrumental in the planning and execution of the initial stops connecting Pasadena to Downtown LA. Holden continued to help extend the Gold Line further, securing $290 million in state funding for six new stations and introducing a plan to have the Gold Line connect the Burbank and Ontario airports.

Holden dedicated his service to pursuing progressive Solutions that Work for Los Angeles County, helping millions access economic and educational opportunities.

Throughout his time in the Assembly, Holden has fought for equity and justice in the classroom, the workplace, transportation, and the criminal justice system.

As the Assembly Appropriations Committee chair, Assemblymember Holden sent forward legislation that promotes gender equity, protects our natural environment, and ensures Californians’ mental health and medical needs are met. He has worked to ensure California protects reproductive rights and LGBTQ+ equality, expanding access to prosperity for everyone, regardless of their background.

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