Christy Holstege

Office Seeking:  California State Assembly District 47

General Election: November 8th, 2022

Provided Biography

As an attorney, Christy has represented hundreds of local residents, often helping people facing the mostserious issues of their lives: tenants facing eviction, victims of discrimination losing their livelihoods, disabled clients thrust into poverty, domestic violence and sexual assault survivors, low-income workers, local non-profits and businesses, homeless clients, LGBTQ clients, seniors, veterans, Spanish-speakers, and minority groups seeking legal advice and assistance.

In 2012, Christy earned a Stanford Law School-Stanford Public Interest Foundation Fellowship and secured funding to establish a legal aid clinic for domestic violence survivors within the Coachella Valley’s onlydomestic violence shelter, Shelter From The Storm. Christy has also represented farmworkers in civil rights, housing, and employment litigation at California Rural Legal Assistance.

Christy has a wealth of experience as a community organizer and community leader, including serving onthe board of directors for Planned Parenthood of the Pacific Southwest and Eastern Coachella Valley (ECV)for Change. She also served on the Palm Springs Human Rights Commission and the City of Palm SpringsHomelessness Task Force. Previously, Christy organized the No on Proposition 8 and No on Proposition 4campaigns in 2008 at Planned Parenthood, and served on the board of directors for Democratic Women ofthe Desert, the Human Rights Campaign, Coachella Valley Housing Coalition, Well in the Desert, a resident-owned mobile home park, and Women Leaders Forum.

Christy earned a Juris Doctorate from Stanford Law School and a Bachelor’s degree in Cultural Anthropology from UC Santa Barbara. Christy is proud to live in Palm Springs with her husband AdamGilbert, a small business owner and third-generation resident of Palm Springs, their new baby Aden born in October 2020, and their dogs Ollie and Layla in a home that their family has resided in for over 50 years.

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