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What Voters Need to Know about Democrat Chris Holden and Republican Kathryn Barger

Democrat Chris Holden has Delivered Results for Los Angeles County Working Families

He is officially endorsed by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party.

Chris Holden delivered solutions that have expanded access to economic and educational opportunities for Los Angeles County residents. As State Assemblymember and former Pasadena City Councilmember, he fought to:

-       Extend the Metro Gold Line by securing $290 million for six new stations and introduce the plan to connect the Burbank and Ontario airports

-       Pass the College and Career Access Pathways dual enrollment program that allows high school students to take community college courses and reduces the time and money needed to earn a degree

-       Raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers and improve working conditions for nurses and health care workers

As Los Angeles County Supervisor, Democrat Chris Holden will take urgent action to solve our most pressing challenges by:

-       Standing with Planned Parenthood and protecting access to abortion and reproductive health care

-       Locking arms with Mayor Karen Bass to rapidly house those living on our streets and preventing more families from falling into homelessness

-       Investing in community safety, good paying jobs, housing opportunities, quality health care, and affordable childcare

Democrat Chris Holden has stood with Planned Parenthood 100% of the time for six consecutive years.

He is endorsed by the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, Congressman Adam Schiff, SEIU 2015, SEIU 121RN, SEIU-UHW, UNAC/UCHP, NUHW, IATSE B-192.

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Republican Kathryn Barger Facts:

Raised $448,753.09 in campaign contributions from Donald Trump’s donors

(Source: Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, “Contributor Search – Candidate/Officeholder: Barger, Kathryn,” 2015-2023; Federal Election Commission, “Donald J. Trump for President, Inc./Make America Great Again PAC,” 2015-2023)

Supported an Anti-Abortion U.S. Senate candidate who claimed the 2020 election was stolen from Donald Trump

(Source: Federal Election Commission, “Individual Contributor Search: Kathryn Barger, Kathryn Leibrich,” 1979-2023; CBS Pittsburgh, “Carla Sands Says She Is Strongest Trump Supporter In Republican Primary For Senator,” January 18, 2022)

Opposed common sense gun regulations as the only Supervisor to support a semi-automatic assault weapons ban

(Source: Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, “Statement of Proceedings,” February 6, 2018; Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, “Statement of Proceedings,” November 21, 2017)

Said that America needed Donald Trump’s approach to undocumented immigration: “I’m hoping tough love does it because obviously playing nice in the sandbox has done nothing.”

(Source: The Santa Clarita Valley Signal, “Barger Addresses Republican Women About Party, Political Problems,” September 17, 2017)