Press Release

Friday, January 26, 2018

(Sacramento) – Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) says the Governor’s annual address to a joint session of the State Legislature was right on point…a mix of optimism and pragmatism. “I like the fact that the Governor has focused on making sure that we had reserves coming out of the recession so that if we have any future financial catastrophes we’ll be in a position here in California to address them properly,” Assemblymember Holden said.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Jerry Brown delivered the 2018 State of the State Address. Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) issued the following statement:

“Governor Brown has shown prudence in his approach to governing the great State of California. Thanks to his foresight we have created a $13.5 billion rainy day fund, extended California’s Cap and Trade Program, and increased investments to higher education.  These important initiatives lay the foundation for California to be strong and vibrant in the future.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Pasadena Journal’s Joe and Ruthie Hopkins Recognized as Civil Rights Pioneers by the California State Legislature

Sacramento (CA) – Pasadena Journal publishers Joe and Ruthie Hopkins were recognized by the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) as the 41st Assembly District’s “2018 Unsung Heroes” as civil rights pioneers in the San Gabriel Valley. The couple was honored at the CLBC’s Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Breakfast in Sacramento.

Holden with Joe and Ruthie Hopkins

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Pasadena (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden presented $1,500 in grocery store gift cards for families at Flintridge Center to be used for Thanksgiving dinner. The gift cards were provided by the California Water Association, in partnership with East Pasadena Water and California American Water.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Pasadena (CA) – As chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Regional Transportation Solutions, Assemblymember Chris Holden hosted local hearing, "Advancing Sustainability in Regional Transportation Projects" to discuss and address timely transportation issues for the region and state.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Sacramento (CA) – Late last night Governor Jerry Brown vetoed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation that would have created a pilot program to provide free or reduced cost transit passes for low- income students in California’s community college, middle and high schools.  The program would have eased the financial burden for families and college students, reduced our state’s greenhouse gas emissions, and created more sustainable communities.