Eye On Annapolis Predicts Chrissy Holt Will Win District 30 Senate Race

June 16, 2018

State Senator, District 30

  • Dem: Sarah Elfreth, Chrissy Holt* (This may be one of those too close to call races. While Sarah has been running a textbook campaign, Chrissy has resonated with the spin-off groups from the Women’s March in DC in January 2017. They are mobilized and effective, and despite her late entry into the race, I would not be surprised to see Chrissy Holt eek out the smallest win. We were able to connect with Chrissy for our recording. Also, with what I see as a pushback on many of the “establishment” this year (more on that later), the tight association with Speaker Busch and Senator Astle may not work in favor of Elfreth. Elfreth is doing all the right things and in 2014, she may have run away with the election. This year, I am not so sure.)

Progressive Maryland: Why I am supporting Chrissy Holt for State Senate District 30

June 01, 2018

By: Claire Miller

I met Chrissy Holt, who is a candidate for Maryland Senate in District 30, at the March and Rally for Healthcare last summer. She is a passionate advocate on a mission to make sure her son has healthcare when he turns 26 years old. He has hemophilia, one of the most expensive pre-existing conditions a person can have. Chrissy is fighting for her son and for all families who are struggling with the cost of healthcare. She has been lobbying the federal and state legislature about healthcare and addiction for decades. She is willing to stand up and speak out, and she is not afraid to take a strong position on an issue. Chrissy also has the ability to rally people behind her and has taken on local issues here in Anne Arundel County...

The Capital Gazette: Candidates for General Assembly give views at Eastport forum

May 09, 2018

Holt called for an increase in school security with methods like metal detectors when asked about shootings like the March shooting in St. Mary’s County. She also said any politician receiving funds from the NRA needs to put that money in to the school safety budget.


When asked about substance abuse, she replied, “We need to shift into a health care conversation and not a criminal conversation.”

Eye on Annapolis: Blue Wave or New Wave? Are the establishment candidates scared?

May 02, 2018

If you are running for office and have aligned yourself with the establishment candidates or the “old guard” of Maryland politics, you likely have a race on your hands. Nationally, progressive ideals have been energizing voters and winning elections. And you should be scared...

March 31, 2018

It is time to bring a new, powerful, progressive and experienced voice to the Maryland General Assembly. I am running for Senate in District 30, representing Annapolis and south county. I am not interested in maintaining the status quo. I'm not the choice of the Democratic establishment, and neither am I seeking political office for a paycheck or lifetime career. I am a change-agent Democrat with a background of success in business and advocacy...

PRESS RELEASE: Senate Candidate Chrissy Holt Endorses Claudia Barber for Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge

March 21, 2018

Chrissy Holt, Senate Candidate from Annapolis running for the Honorable

John Astle’s soon-to-be vacant seat, is offering her full support and endorsement to the candidacy of Claudia Barber for Circuit Court judge in Anne Arundel County. Holt, a businesswoman and a long-time activist for an improved, single-payer health care system in Maryland and nationally, made her announcement today.


“I have been extremely impressed by Claudia Barber’s background as a judge and attorney. Her experience is one that will absolutely be an asset to our courts and essential to justice in Anne Arundel County.”


Barber said that she was very pleased with the endorsement. “I am always thrilled to have strong progressive candidates endorsing my candidacy. Chrissy Holt’s work helps all people and all communities.”


Holt said that discrimination in the Anne Arundel County Courts is something that is unconscionable and that courts must represent the people that they serve. “The fact that there hasn’t been one woman of color on the bench is obviously detrimental to the justice system, and a stain on our county and district. Over the last century, both Democrats and Republicans have failed to solve this issue.”


Holt says that she has seen and fought against discrimination by medical insurance companies based on race and socioeconomics, and she applauds Barber for her continued fight to bring diversity to the bench.


Longtime Civil Rights activist Carl Snowden, who has been leading the charge for diversity on the court for years, was very happy to learn of Holt’s endorsement. “We need more Progressive women in Anne Arundel County leadership positions. Both Claudia Barber and Chrissy Holt bring a perspective that is much needed in this county.” 


Snowden said he feels like Barber’s race is historical, as she was the first African American woman to win a Democratic primary in a judiciary contest in Anne Arundel County. He also believes that she has a great chance to beat the other candidates and has a head start in that she received 94,000 votes in the last election.


About Holt, Snowden finds her work on long-term recovery issues and legislation to help addiction sufferers and their families, especially impressive. Holt has been very public about her families’ decades-long struggle with addiction, and her own successful long-term recovery which drives her desire for better methods to care for those afflicted. “She’s had certain experiences that many other families also have, which allows her to empathize with people suffering from addiction,” said Snowden.


Barber and Holt intend to work towards bringing a more progressive future to Anne Arundel County.


Chrissy in the Arundel Patriot

February 09, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Career businesswoman Chrissy Holt, an outspoken proponent of healthcare reform and other progressive issues, today announced that she will enter the 2018 Democratic primary in the Maryland State Senate race for District 30...

February 08, 2018

Annapolis resident Chrissy Holt announced Wednesday her candidacy for the Maryland Senate in District 30. The Democratic candidate plans to bring her 25 years of business experience to the Senate, according to a press release. She has been an advocate for Medicare-for-all option for families of uninsured patients with costly illnesses...

PRESS RELEASE: Chrissy Holt Announces Bid for Maryland State Senate District 30

February 07, 2018

Chrissy Holt Announces Bid for Maryland State Senate District 30



February 7, 2018

Media Contact:  Chrissy Holt

443-271-4835 or chrissyholt18@gmail.com


ANNAPOLIS, Maryland — Career businesswoman Chrissy Holt, an outspoken proponent of healthcare reform and other progressive issues, today announced that she will enter the 2018 Democratic primary in the Maryland State Senate race for District 30.


With 25 years’ experience in business, Chrissy Holt understands how to create good jobs with living wages. She has entrepreneurial and management skills and was on the ground floor of the enormously successful tech company CareerBuilder.  Holt is currently a business development leader for the Disney Institute of the Walt Disney Company.


An Annapolis resident, Holt has spent more than two decades advocating a Medicare-for-all option for the families of uninsured patients with dire, costly illnesses. Holt’s 22-year-old son was born with severe hemophilia A and thus deemed uninsurable for a preexisting condition. His monthly blood-clotting treatments now exceeds $30,000/month, a burdensome cost, Holt said, that no family should have to bear.


“Today it’s a curse to be born sick in America,” Holt said. “The United States is the only developed country in the world without a universal health care system, and Americans are dying of discrimination from illness, age, income, and race.”


Chrissy Holt is one of Maryland’s seminal voices appealing for health care equity. Holt has consistently worked with Federal and State legislators to promote bills aimed at lessening healthcare dysfunction and the onerous costs for those already suffering.


“At its essence,” she said, “this is a moral issue.”


Where the Affordable Care Act succeeded by insuring some 20 million more Americans and removing the barriers to preexisting conditions, Holt said, it failed by giving private insurers more leverage through greater funding.


Holt also proposes remedies to stanch the substance-abuse pandemic ravaging Maryland and beyond. After her first husband died of alcoholism in 2011, Holt prompted state lawmakers and made public appeals to address the scourge of alcohol and later opioid and other addictions. Here again, she said, a lack of insurance too often forces those battling addiction out of hospitals, thereby choking hopes of rehabilitation.


In 2016, Holt noted, more than 64,000 people died of overdoses in the U.S. “In terms of casualties,” she said, “that’s like 9/11 happening every two-and-a-half weeks.”

In response, she has launched a “Healthy people, healthy communities, healthy environment” campaign, pledging to sponsor progressive measures that engender access to healthcare, help for recovery from addictions, economic and racial fairness, gun control, environmental restoration, and protection, globally competitive education and equitable taxation.


Chrissy Holt is a true Marylander.  Born and raised in Maryland, she earned a degree in Psychology at the University of Maryland. She later earned a Master’s Degree from the London School of Economics.


Holt’s campaign kick-off event will be held Saturday, February 10, 2018, from 2-4:00 pm at Metropolitan, 175 West Street, Annapolis, hosted by Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley and First Lady Julie Buckley.


For additional information and greater insight into Holt’s policy positions, please visit:

Website:  https://www.chrissyholt.com

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/chrissy4senate

Twitter:  @chrissy4senate


Friends of Chrissy Holt, P.O. Box 3046, Annapolis MD 21403


By Authority:   Friends of Chrissy Holt, Monica Lindsey, Campaign Chair.   Nancy Williamson, Treasurer.

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