Catherine Del Rosario, District Director for Assemblymember Holden, Makes List of Top 40 AAPI Political Operatives and Public Affairs Professionals Under 40

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Pasadena, CA – Catherine Del Rosario, District Director for Assemblymember Chris Holden, made the National Association of Asian Pacifics in Politics and Public Affairs’ (NAAPPPA) 2020 list of the top 40 AAPI political operatives and public affairs professionals under 40.

“Congratulations to Catherine Del Rosario for her recognition,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Every day I get to see the positive impact Catherine makes for the constituents and cities I represent, and the leadership she brings to the staff, interns, and youth programs in my office.”

With a decade of legislative experience, Del Rosario brings to the California Legislature a unique, international perspective having studied and worked in England, Switzerland, France, Australia and the Philippines. As a graduate of the UC Davis, she started her career working for California Assemblymember Wilmer Amina Carter.

Del Rosario first joined Assemblymember Holden’s office as a senior legislative aide from 2012 to 2016. She has served in the role of District Director since February 2018 where she bridges the gap between policy and constituent concerns. Del Rosario also oversees Holden’s Internship and Young Legislators Program where she inspires, empowers, and trains young people to be effective leaders in their own communities.

Del Rosario’s faith is also of equal importance and she believes that being a public servant is not limited by one’s title, but by having faith and trust in God while serving others. Mentorship, generosity, and empowering others remain as Catherine’s core values.

Former field representative for Holden, Faith Lee who serves as Chair of the California Young Democrats API Caucus, also made the list.