Christy Holstege Seeks Rematch against Republican Greg Wallis in 47th Assembly District

PALM SPRINGS — Proclaiming it’s a new day in the desert, Christy Holstege has officially launched her campaign for the 47th State Assembly District seeking a rematch with Republican Greg Wallis of Bermuda Dunes.

In their storied contest in 2022, Holstege lost her bid for an Inland Assembly seat by 85 votes out of more than 169,000 cast to Greg Wallis in one of the closest legislative races in California history.

The Democrat and Palm Springs City Councilmember on Tuesday, April 25, officially launched her 2024 campaign for the 47th Assembly District seat held by Wallis, R-Bermuda Dunes.

“We need a representative in Sacramento who understands the needs of our community and can fight every day for our workers, families, seniors, and children,” Holstege said. “As a civil rights attorney, mayor, and city council member, I have delivered real results to this region. From winning millions of dollars in workers’ compensation and social security benefits for local workers and seniors, to securing tens of millions in federal and state funding for new housing, public safety measures, infrastructure improvements, and homeless services, I have always put our community first by fighting for the resources we deserve. That’s what I will continue to do in the California State Assembly. I am looking forward to bringing you all along with me.”

Though Holstege has been dropping broad hints on Twitter and Facebook, some still maintained she would not run after announcing in March that she joined the law firm Beaman Jacinto Law P.C. as an Of Counsel Attorney.

The 47th Assembly District includes Banning, Beaumont, Calimesa, Cathedral City, Desert Hot Springs, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Yucaipa, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Rancho Mirage, and Yucca Valley and parts of Redlands, Highland and San Jacinto.

Other candidates could certainly enter the race for the 47th. The top two vote-getters in California’s March 2024 primary, regardless of party will move onto the November 2024 general election.

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