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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  • Suzanne Toaspern-Holm & Don Holm endorsed

    “A young progressive woman representing CA congressional district 1 is long overdue. It is time our representative worked for the interest of the people, not those of big agribusiness.”

  • Ralph Slater endorsed

    “I believe she can win! She believes in Medicare for All - Bernie Sanders solution to our health insurance problems.”

  • 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!”

November 10, 2017

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  • Suzanne Toaspern-Holm & Don Holm endorsed

    “A young progressive woman representing CA congressional district 1 is long overdue. It is time our representative worked for the interest of the people, not those of big agribusiness.”

  • Ralph Slater endorsed

    “I believe she can win! She believes in Medicare for All - Bernie Sanders solution to our health insurance problems.”

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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.”

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  • 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!”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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.”

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  • 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!”