Press Releases

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Sacramento (CA) – Claremont residents Reggie and René Webb, were recognized by Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) on the Assembly Floor as the 41st Assembly District’s Unsung Heroes for their positive impact in the community.

“Reggie and René Webb’s contributions to our community will have a powerful impact for years to come,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Through their dedication and hard work, they carry on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s legacy and are an inspiration for future generations.”

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Sacramento (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden introduced legislation, AB 2176, that would provide free transit passes to students attending California Community Colleges, California State University, and University of California.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Pasadena (CA) – Assemblymember Chris Holden and the California Legislative Black Caucus announced the availability of applications for the African-American Leaders of tomorrow (AALT) conference – a four-day residential summer program from July 8 – 11, 2020, for high school sophomores and juniors on the campus of California State University Dominquez Hills (CSUDH). The conference applications are due Monday, April 27, 2020 and open to students in the 41st Assembly District.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden (AD – 41) introduced legislation, Assembly Bill 2011, that would lay the groundwork to extend the Metro Gold Line all the way to Ontario Airport.

“Light-rail is playing a critical role in reducing our carbon footprint, improving air quality, and connecting communities throughout the region,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “These benefits will expand into San Bernardino County once the Metro Gold Line Extension to Montclair is completed, and have a greater impact if extended to Ontario Airport.”

Friday, January 10, 2020

Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Gavin Newsom presented his proposed 2019-2020 Budget. Assemblymember Chris Holden released the following statement:

“Governor Newsom’s proposal lays out a balanced and responsible budget that also reflects California’s progressive gains in these challenging times.

I look forward to working with Governor Newsom and my colleagues in the legislature to expand our reserves – now at $21 billion – while making strong investments in shared priorities such as education, affordable housing, and our environment.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Pasadena, CA—Assemblymember Holden has opened up the nomination process for his annual 41st Assembly District’s Woman of the Year and Women of Distinction celebration.  

“For 30 years, in recognition of Women's History Month, the Legislature has honored the achievements of women throughout California during the annual Woman of the Year celebration,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “I invite everyone to visit my website and nominate a woman who they believe should be honored for her positive impact in our community.”

Friday, January 3, 2020

Assemblymember Holden Welcomes New Chief of Staff Willie Armstrong
Robbin Lewis-Coaxum retires after nearly 40 years in the California State Assembly

Sacramento, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden hired Willie Armstrong as his new Chief of Staff. Robbin Lewis-Coaxum who previously served in the role since Holden’s election to the 41st Assembly District in 2012 is retiring after nearly 40 years in the California State Assembly.