(Pictured Assemblymember Greg Wallis and Palm Springs Councilmember Christy Holstege)
Palm Springs, CA
After losing by 85 votes, Palm Springs City Councilmember Christy Holstege has vowed to defeat Greg Wallis and take the prized Assemblymember District 47 seat.
As of August 2023, according to the Uken Report, “The campaign of Christy Holstege, Democratic candidate for California’s 47th Assembly District, has raised $322,637 during the first half of 2023, the most of any candidate running for the hotly-contested Palm Springs seat, according to campaign finance reports.”
Greg Wallis for his part has been taking a moderate stance on many issues and steadily reaching out to the greater Palm Springs LGBTQ+ community in legislation and mailers. His latest mailer entitled “Everyone Deserves To Be Treated With Dignity. Making This A Reality Is A Bipartisan Effort,” talks about his support for marriage equality, safe and supportive education for LBTQ+ students, and working to bridge the wage pay gap between men and women.
Meanwhile, Christy Holstege is racking up support from a variety of groups and elected officials including the Sierra Club, California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus, Planned Parenthood, Democrats Of The Desert, and local, US Senator Alex Padilla, and Palm Springs Mayor Lisa Middleton, among others.
Holstege has put focus on pay equity for Latinos and women, electing more women to office and protecting Oswit Canyon. She recently wrote, “From protecting Oswit Canyon to water conservation initiatives, & from eliminating the use of styrofoam, single-use plastics, & forever chemicals in food delivery, to expanding bike lanes + investing in electric vehicle chargers, I’m proud of the work we’ve done here in PS!”
The Assemblymember District 47 seat is expected to be widely watched in the Coachella Valley and beyond.