Palm Springs, CA
The tough fight continues to represent voters in California State Assembly District 47.
With very few ballots left, Republican Greg Wallis has taken a slight 34 vote lead over Palm Springs City Councilwoman Christy Holstege. Wallis currently leads Holstege 84,669 votes to 84,635 votes.
The California Assembly District 47 race is one of the closest elections in recent history. The new District 47 represents a politically diverse voting electorate in the Coachella Valley area including Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Desert Hot Springs.
The Assembly District also expands into additional areas outside of the Coachella Valley including Idyllwild, San Jacinto, Hemet, as well.
Wallis is a staff member for outgoing Assemblymember Chad Mayes of the 42nd District which includes a big swath of the new 47th District. Holstege who has represented Palm Springs City Council District 4 since 2017 and reelected in 2020 by a large margin has lead Wallis throughout the election but, the vote count has been going back and forth between the pair.
Several candidates in Palm Springs have announced their intention to run for City Council District 4 should Holstege win the seat, however those plans may have to be put on hold after the final vote tally of this election. Christy Holstege District 4 term runs from December 2020 to December 2024.