To bring the American dream within reach of working families and to bridge the gap between the wealthiest individuals and the majority of Americans, we must ensure access to those rights which are fundamental to the prosperity of all Americans: a living wage, universal health care, improved access to daycare, greater investment in our public schools, affordable college tuition and vocational training, and the assurance that those who work the hardest can feed their families.   Americans, regardless of political affiliation, are concerned about saving enough for retirement and the futures of their children and grandchildren.  To ensure they have opportunities to succeed, affordable higher education without the crippling burden of debt and universal access to health care without exclusion is key to raising the bar for the majority of working families. And, with Americans living longer, we must ensure continued access and eligibility to social security.  

Growing up as the oldest of seven kids in a family that lived below the poverty line, higher education was my best opportunity to make a better life and give back to the community.  Through a combination of government-funded loans, grants, scholarships, and part-time jobs, I received my college degree from Georgetown University.  After college, I joined the US Peace Corps in Russia and returned to California to receive my JD/MBA from UC Davis.  I later met my husband, Vincent, who is originally from Holland while I was backpacking and he was paragliding in Nepal.  We now live in beautiful Auburn.   

Stemming the tide of global warming and greater reliance on renewable sources of energy are critical to protecting our planet as we know it and are necessary for our economic sustainability and security.  Sudden droughts and floods have resulted in mass migration of many in desperate circumstances throughout the world which leads to conflict and is the spawning ground for radicalization. To curb the damage to our world and security, I support the goals of the Paris Agreement, and the economic opportunities for continued expansion of renewal energy.  For every 1 job in coal, there are 5 jobs in solar.    

Since the presidential election results last November, our constitutional rights and the freedoms envisioned by Roosevelt have been under siege. 

Rather than presenting solutions to bridge income inequality, supporting renewable energy, and ensuring healthcare for all Americans, Trump has distracted his voter base with fear and hate, an age-old tactic used by demagogues to gain support while evading solutions to real problems.  Trump's order to ban individuals from predominantly Muslim countries, undermining the rights of members LGBTQ community, and summarily rounding up undocumented immigrants has instilled fear in communities and is an attack on our Constitution and our democratic values.  Our diversity is the fabric and strength of our nation.  We will not allow the new administration to break up families and extinguish the flame held by the Statute of Liberty.  We welcome refugees, and I support immigration reform and a path to citizenship for our DREAMers, their parents, and for many whose home is America.     

In our fight to protect healthcare, the rights of working families, our civil rights, and our environment, we must stand united and reach across the aisles to pass legislation supporting these critical goals.  As a business attorney, I frequently negotiate with those who have competing interests to find solutions that meet our key objectives.  

Will you join me in our fight for our country?  Let's take our nation back.  


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  • Duane Wilson endorsed

    “I support Jessica because she’s a thoughtful professional who is genuinely interested and dedicated to helping others. She will be an excellent congresswoman”

  • Brenna Daugherty endorsed

    “I've known Jessica Holcombe for many years. She is intelligent, compassionate and pragmatic. I have every confidence in her ability to lead this district and help provide a better life for its residents.”

  • Robert Halpin endorsed

    “Jessica Holcombe is a well spoken, knowledgeable candidate that wishes to represent the citizens of California's 1st District with a compassionate and a progressive agenda. She has my vote!”

  • Rebecca Austin endorsed

    “Jessica will stand up and fight for the right side of history- for health care, for our DREAMers, for the environment. Issues that affect everyone- not just the few.”

  • Bruce McLean endorsed

    “I believe that Jessica can win by extending the Democratic coalition in the North State to include undeclared (especially millennials), and infrequent voters as Bernie Sanders did. We are the great majority who support the interests of working people, local business, and senior boomers.”

  • Ruth Lambert endorsed

    “I support Jessica Holcomb because WOMEN ARE THE FUTURE. We need women in politics to represent ALL of us, not just the Old Boys' Club.”

  • peter kolster endorsed

    “My support is for jessica Holcombe as she stands for a progressive agenda and most of all we need more women in Congress.”

  • Jennifer Greely endorsed

    “I support Jessica Holcombe because she is a creative and quick thinking problem solver with diverse life experience that demonstrates action, accountability, and -most importantly - an ethical grounding in helping others from the ground up. I wholeheartedly believe in her dedication to public service, not only through honesty and empathy toward others, but in her stewardship of our shared planet. Go Jess - we will all be better off with you having a seat at the table looking out for the common good!”

  • Stewart Feldman endorsed

    “Jessica has the skills and experience to tackle complicated issues, and she listens to people in an open and concerned manner. She won't run from her constituents, and she'll bring new energy to this district.”

  • Eliot Bowytz endorsed

    “It's my honor to support Jessica. She is very smart and energetic and will without doubt give 110% to this office.”

November 4, 2017

The proposed tax bill will not help Californians

This was my response to Doug LaMalfa's support for the tax bill:

"Doug, how can you claim this bill is "actually a tax cut for everyone but the wealthy"? The Tax Policy Center has determined that the tax plan would provide a massive windfall to the wealthy with minimal benefits to the middle class, if any, especially because we live in California, and because of the curtailment of the state and local tax deductions as well as the mortgage deduction. Why are you voting to hurt Californians when other Republicans in blue states have stated they will vote "No" on a tax bill that hurts their constituents? The other serious problem with these tax cuts is the increase in the national debt by at least another $1.5 trillion. The GOP budget proposal also proposes substantial cuts to Medicaid and Medicare which thousands in your district depend on. Effectively you are telling us that you prefer to give a tax cut to the rich and corporations rather than ensure your constituents have access to healthcare.

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  • Duane Wilson endorsed

    “I support Jessica because she’s a thoughtful professional who is genuinely interested and dedicated to helping others. She will be an excellent congresswoman”

  • Brenna Daugherty endorsed

    “I've known Jessica Holcombe for many years. She is intelligent, compassionate and pragmatic. I have every confidence in her ability to lead this district and help provide a better life for its residents.”

  • Dave Wagner endorsed

  • Robert Halpin endorsed

    “Jessica Holcombe is a well spoken, knowledgeable candidate that wishes to represent the citizens of California's 1st District with a compassionate and a progressive agenda. She has my vote!”

  • Paul Griffin endorsed

  • Rebecca Austin endorsed

    “Jessica will stand up and fight for the right side of history- for health care, for our DREAMers, for the environment. Issues that affect everyone- not just the few.”

  • Bruce McLean endorsed

    “I believe that Jessica can win by extending the Democratic coalition in the North State to include undeclared (especially millennials), and infrequent voters as Bernie Sanders did. We are the great majority who support the interests of working people, local business, and senior boomers.”

  • Barbara Campbell endorsed

  • Audrey Smith endorsed

  • Julian Strachan endorsed

  • Ruth Lambert endorsed

    “I support Jessica Holcomb because WOMEN ARE THE FUTURE. We need women in politics to represent ALL of us, not just the Old Boys' Club.”

  • Rocco Dragone endorsed

  • Rocco Dragone endorsed

  • peter kolster endorsed

    “My support is for jessica Holcombe as she stands for a progressive agenda and most of all we need more women in Congress.”

  • Jennifer Greely endorsed

    “I support Jessica Holcombe because she is a creative and quick thinking problem solver with diverse life experience that demonstrates action, accountability, and -most importantly - an ethical grounding in helping others from the ground up. I wholeheartedly believe in her dedication to public service, not only through honesty and empathy toward others, but in her stewardship of our shared planet. Go Jess - we will all be better off with you having a seat at the table looking out for the common good!”

  • Paul Hamilton endorsed

  • Stewart Feldman endorsed

    “Jessica has the skills and experience to tackle complicated issues, and she listens to people in an open and concerned manner. She won't run from her constituents, and she'll bring new energy to this district.”

  • Eliot Bowytz endorsed

    “It's my honor to support Jessica. She is very smart and energetic and will without doubt give 110% to this office.”

  • Monica Canchola endorsed

  • Jack & Milagros KRAMER endorsed

    “You inspire us to action even more than the Donald does.”

  • Cynthia Harwood endorsed

  • Scott Johnson endorsed

    “Jessica Holcombe will be a Representative for all citizens of the 1st. Congressional District, not just the wealthy and the well connected. She knows that a raising tide lifts all boats and will stand up for those who don't usually have a voice in Washington DC.”

  • chris rauwendaal endorsed

    “I have known Jessica for several years. She is smart and knowledgeable – more importantly she cares for fellow Americans and she is a person with integrity. She will be a phenomenal improvement of Doug LaMalfa. He is the exact opposite of Jessica. He does not care for fellow Americans; he cares only for himself and other rich people that can provide large campaign contributions. LaMalfa definitely cannot be described as a person with integrity.”

  • Cynthia Wang endorsed

    “There are few people I know who are as wholeheartedly passionate about and committed to preserving our democratic institutions as Jessica Holcombe. I am so proud of her for stepping forward and being a voice for the betterment of not only her community, but our nation.”

  • Nancy Richstad Taggart endorsed

    “There are very few individuals out there, and even fewer politicians, with the integrity and the strength of character that we will find in Jessica Holcombe. This woman will work tirelessly to represent her constituents, and to make us proud again!”