With sleepy-eyed son in tow, Christy Holstege heads to Sacramento

PALM SPRINGS — Christy Holstege has claimed victory in the newly created 47th District in a way only she could. She boarded a flight headed to Sacramento on Monday morning to claim her seat in the State Assembly after a hard-fought contest.

And, in the process, sent one of her signature Tweets. She was on the way to claim her prize.

“That feeling when you have a campaign for State Assembly, an election night party, fly up to Sacramento for new member events and Dem caucus, come back for Veterans Day & then you leave at 5 am today for assembly orientation. Ready to get to work, with this sleepy kid in tow. 💪 pic.twitter.com/GfEnrMHKtx

— Christy Gilbert Holstege (@christyholstege) November 14, 2022

While Holstege has led her opponent, Greg Wallis, since Election Day, there was a point when her lead narrowed. She currently leads with 55% of the vote to Wallis’ 45%.

As of this writing, approximately 111,000 Vote-by-Mail and 10,000 Provisional ballots still must be processed. Ballots that are postmarked on or before Election Day also remain to be counted. The next updated results will be posted at 6 p.m. today, Monday Nov. 14.

The 47th District includes parts of the western and central Coachella Valley. It includes much of what was tucked inside the previous 42nd District. It now, however, also includes portions of San Jacinto and Hemet, plus Desert Hot Springs, Cathedral City, La Quinta, Idyllwild and an area extending east nearly to Desert Center.

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