Chris Holden is a longtime San Gabriel Valley civic and community leader who brings to Sacramento decades of experience in public service and business. He was elected to the State Assembly in November 2012, and was appointed Assistant Majority Floor Leader in 2014.
Assemblymember Holden has had an impressive record of success in his first term, with thirteen of his bills signed into law. These key measures include providing more funds for domestic violence shelters, ensuring tax breaks for men and women in the military, helping small businesses and creating economic opportunity for pioneering start-up companies. Other bills give our communities more control over regulating massage businesses, provide law enforcement with the tools to fight human trafficking and increase efforts to protect open spaces and parklands for generations to come.
He established himself as a leader in strengthening the economic vitality of the San Gabriel Valley by organizing a transportation roundtable with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and the mayors of 11 other cities to discuss the transportation priorities for the area, including the future of the Metro Gold Line extension.
Mr. Holden serves on the Appropriations Committee; Business, Professions and Consumer Protection Committee; Labor and Employment Committee and the Assembly Committee on Legislative Ethics. He also sits on the Transportation Committee where he continues his efforts in promoting light rail to connect the Foothills region and Los Angeles. In addition, he was appointed to the Governing Board of the Santa Monica Mountains Conservancy and the Select Committee on Community Colleges.
Assemblymember Holden represents the 41st Assembly District which stretches across two counties and includes the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, South Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, La Verne, San Dimas, Claremont, San Antonio Heights, Alta Loma and Upland.