Kristie Holmes

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Kristie Holmes
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Candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 33
ProfessionAdjunct associate professor
Personal website
Campaign website
Kristie Holmes was a 2014 Democratic candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 33rd Congressional District of California.[1]


Holmes holds a Ph.D. and is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.[2]

Currently, Holmes is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Southern California School of Social Work.[2] She teaches classes in merging policy, planning and research for change in families, global dimensions in social policy and social work practice, practice and human behavior and violence against women. Additionally, she is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and the U.S. National Committee for UN Women.[3]

She is an NGO delegate to the United Nations for Zero Mothers Die and Millennia 2015.[2][3]

Holmes has been a property owner in Los Angeles, California, for 13 years.[2]


Campaign themes


Holmes listed the following themes on her campaign website:[4]

  • Drug policy
Excerpt: "I support Colorado’s lead and pledge to push for the legalization of recreational marijuana use in all 50 states as an economic imperative. California has already legalized medical use. Removing prohibition will bring this State millions of dollars in revenue, and thousands of jobs- just as it has in Colorado and Washington State. Colorado has been on target with their projections, with 1 Billion for the first fiscal year in revenue. The first 400 million should go directly to building schools, then I propose that California split revenue between education and a 21st century light rail system. This will in turn, significantly decrease Cartel interest on this side of the border. Americans as a majority support legalization, which will end confusion over a patchwork of state laws."
  • Open government
Excerpt: "District face time should increase by 30%. Far too much time is spent with special interests and fundraising with little time left for dealing with issues in home districts. "
  • Education
Excerpt: "Budget reallocation is necessary in order to re-prioritize education over political interests while partnering with sustainable community, non-profit organizations and faith based programs to bolster the success of our students."



See also: California's 33rd Congressional District elections, 2014

Holmes ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 33rd District. Holmes was defeated in the blanket primary on June 3, 2014.[5]

U.S. House, California District 33 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngElan Carr 21.6% 23,476
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngTed Lieu 18.8% 20,432
     Democratic Wendy Greuel 16.6% 17,988
     Independent Marianne Williamson 13.2% 14,335
     Democratic Matt Miller 12% 13,005
     Republican Lily Gilani 7.1% 7,673
     Democratic Kevin Mottus 2.4% 2,561
     Republican Barbara Mulvaney 2.3% 2,516
     Democratic David Kanuth 1.4% 1,554
     Democratic Kristie Holmes 0.9% 994
     Libertarian Mark Herd 0.8% 883
     Green Michael Sachs 0.7% 732
     Democratic Michael Shapiro 0.6% 650
     Independent Tom Fox 0.5% 509
     Democratic Zein Obagi 0.4% 477
     Democratic Vince Flaherty 0.3% 345
     Democratic James Graf 0.3% 327
     Independent Brent Roske 0.2% 188
Total Votes 108,645
Source: California Secretary of State


Holmes is married to Joshua Holmes, an ultra runner, who is founder and creator of the international running club, Run It Fast. They have two children, one in LAUSD.[3]

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