Press Releases

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Pasadena, CA – Assemblymember Chris Holden and Dr. Larry Moore, President of the California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons held a presentation at Wilson Middle School to raise awareness of the opioid epidemic.

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Pasadena, CA – Dr. Phlunte’ Riddle, former district director and external affairs consultant to Assemblymember Chris Holden, has been appointed by Governor Newsom to the Juvenile Parole Board, also known as the Board of Juvenile Hearings. She was sworn in yesterday in her home residence of Pasadena.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Sacramento, CA – With a signature on Assembly Bill 29 authored by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena), Governor Gavin Newsom hammers the final nail in the coffin for the 710 tunnel.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Sacramento, CA - Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, AB 1497, that strengthens anti-discrimination laws in new forms of housing accommodations such as Airbnb, was signed by Governor Gavin Newsom.

“There’s a history of discriminatory behavior in housing and now we’re seeing it happen in hosting platforms,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Our laws intended to prevent discrimination must adapt to changes in technology, especially as it relates to short-term hosting platforms which are becoming increasingly popular.”

Friday, October 4, 2019

Governor Signs Dual Enrollment Legislation


Sacramento, CA – Today, Governor Newsom signed Assemblymember Chris Holden’s legislation, Assembly Bill 30, that ensures dual enrollment opportunities remain available to students.


“With the rising cost of higher education that widens the achievement gap, we need to find more ways to make college more affordable and accessible,” said Assemblymember Chris Holden. “Dual enrollment is a proven strategy that creates pathways to college and gives opportunities to students who might never have thought it would be possible to go to college. ”


Wednesday, October 2, 2019

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Assemblymember Chris Holden joined Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing ceremony for legislation aimed at improving California’s wildfire prevention, mitigation and response efforts. As chair of the Assembly Committee on Utilities and Energy, Holden had a significant role in developing a comprehensive legislative package this year to address the threat of wildfires and the resulting impact on communities and ratepayers.

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Sacramento (CA) – Today, Assemblymember Holden’s College Athlete Civil Rights Act of 2019 was signed into law. The legislation, Assembly Bill 1573, gives college athletes more tools and protection to address the challenges or abuses they may face on campus. The bill also allows colleges to create a degree completion fund.