After nearly 24 years on the Pasadena City Council representing the residents of Council District 3, Chris Holden is moving to new public service duties at the California Legislature as the newly elected Assembly member for the 41st Assembly District.
Mr. Holden also was selected by his peers as the Majority Whip of the California Democratic Caucus in Sacramento, a rare honor for a first-year Assembly member.
In addition to Pasadena, Assembly member Holden now represents portions of South Pasadena, portions of East Pasadena, Sierra Madre, Monrovia, La Verne, Altadena, San Dimas, Claremont and Upland.
A swearing-in ceremony was held Dec. 9 before an overflow crowd of about 350 well-wishers at the Paseo Colorado. On Dec. 17, the Pasadena City Council and members of the community also honored him during a special farewell ceremony at City Hall. On behalf of the City Council, Mayor Bill Bogaard presented his former Council colleague with a special framed picture of Pasadena City Hall as a remembrance of the many hours spent inside the historic building—and something to help remind him of Pasadena while representing the city in the Assembly.
The Pasadena City Council is expected to appoint a temporary representative for District 3 in January or February.