Pasadena City Council Member and candidate for the California State Assembly Chris Holden has picked up two key local endorsements, with Monrovia Mayor Mary Ann Lutz and Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza announcing their support on Wednesday, Oct. 19, according to a statement from the Holden campaign.
Monrovia and Claremont are two of the cities in the newly drawn 41st Assembly District, which also includes Altadena, La Verne, Pasadena, San Dimas, Sierra Madre, South Pasadena, Rancho Cucamonga and Upland.
"As a former Mayor and city council member for Pasadena, Chris Holden knows first hand what it takes to create jobs and improve the health of cities like mine," Mayor Lutz said in a statement released by the Holden campaign. "He's just the partner that the city of Monrovia needs in the State Assembly."
The announcement is the latest in a growing list of public support for Holden’s bid. In late September, Holden picked up the endorsement of the Armenian Community Coalition. And just last week, the Holden campaign announced the endorsement of California Attorney General Kamala Harris.
Holden is vying to replace Assemblyman Tim Donnelly in representing the area which, following , no longer includes Donnelly's hometown of Twin Peaks, CA.