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Chris Holden

Chris Holden
Assistant Majority Floor LeaderCalifornia State Assembly
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Roger Hernandez
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 41st district
Incumbent
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Anthony Portantino (redistricted)
53rd Mayor of Pasadena
In office
May 1997 – May 1999
Preceded by Bill Paparian
Succeeded by Bill Bogaard
Personal details
Born (1960-07-19) July 19, 1960
Pasadena, California
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Melanie Holden

Christopher Holden (born July 19, 1960) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly since 2012. He is a Democrat representing the 41st district, in its new location encompassing the northern San Gabriel Valley and the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California.[1] He was appointed Assistant Majority Floor Leader of the Assembly in 2014. He is a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus.[2] Holden is the son of Los Angeles politician Nate Holden.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Electoral history 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

History

Prior to being elected to the state assembly, Holden was a Pasadena city council member, and a former mayor of the city, serving from 1997 to 1999.[3] He is the second longest-serving city councilmember in the city's history, having served since 1989.

Holden is an alumnus of Pasadena High School and San Diego State University. He first ran for seat 3 of the Pasadena City Council in 1985, but lost narrowly to incumbent Loretta Thompson-Glickman. He was elected four years later, and was appointed Mayor in 1997. During his term, the City charter was revised to allow for open election of the mayor. However, in the first citywide mayoral election, Holden was defeated by former Councilmember and current Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard.

Electoral history

Pasadena General Election, 1999
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Bill Bogaard 11,576 60%
Democratic Chris Holden (incumbent) 7,760 40%
Totals 19,336 100.0%
Voter turnout %

See also

References

  1. ^ 41st District formerly covered the Santa Monica Mountains and adjacent valleys/communities, pre—2010 census and redistricting.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ "Politics, Family Style".  

External links

  • Official website41st State Assembly district
  • Campaign website
  • Chris Holden Blog
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