Publicly available campaign statements on the California Secretary of State’s website confirm that Pasadena Councilwoman Felicia Williams has filed to run for a seat in the California Assembly in 2024.
By Cheri Cabot
Rumors of Williams’ intent to run for termed-out Assemblymember Chris Holden’s District 41 seat have been circulating around town for quite some time. Elected to the Pasadena City Council in 2020, Williams represents Council District 2, and is currently serving as Pasadena’s Vice Mayor.
Williams had been a registered Democrat, and she received endorsements from the Democratic Party, Democratic elected officials and Democratic organizations during her 2020 run for the Pasadena City Council. Voter registration documents dated Nov. 27, 2020, show that Williams registered as No Party Preference.
Williams has an extensive career in public policy and finance and has served on several commissions.
Phlunte’ Riddle, former district director and external affairs consultant to Assemblymember Chris Holden, has also filed to run for the California Assembly seat in 2024. Riddle was appointed by Governor Newsom to the Juvenile Parole Board, also known as the Board of Juvenile Hearings, in 2019.
This is a developing story. Keep checking for more updates as they become available.
[This article has been updated to include a link and a second filing. Jan. 11, 2023, 4:00 pm.]
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