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Riverside CountyCandidate for Supervisor, District 5

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Altie Holcomb

Legislative District Representative
6,402 votes (11.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Safe Neighborhoods
  • Permanent, Good-paying jobs
  • Fixing the County's budget problems



Profession:District Rep. for California State Senate
District Representative, California State Senate (2012–current)
Vice-Chair, City of Menifee Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission — Appointed position (2016–current)
Vice-Chair, Mt. San Jacinto College Citizens' Oversight Committee — Appointed position (2016–current)
United States Marine, U.S. Marine Corps (1989–2009)


Wayland Baptist University Master of Arts, Christian Ministry (2008)
San Diego State University Bachelor of Arts, Political Science (1999)

Community Activities

Life Member, Veterans of Foreign Wars (2012–current)
Board Member, Military Officers Association of America (Riverside-March Field Chapter) (2013–current)
Member, Navy League of the Inland Empire (2015–current)
Member, California Rifle and Pistol Association (2016–current)



Altie Holcomb was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and is the oldest of six children.  After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps.


During his 20 years of active military service, Altie deployed to the Gulf War and the Iraq War.  Throughout his career, he was assigned to a variety of aviation, ground support and combat service support units.  He was commissioned as a Marine officer in May 1999 and served as a Logistics Officer, Company Commander and Detachment Commander while deploying to Iraq in 2003 and 2008 during Operation Iraqi Freedom.  His duties included assignments as a supply administration and operations clerk, Team Embarkation Officer for the USS Duluth (LPD-6), and Logistics Plans Officer at U.S. Central Command.


After he retired from the Marine Corps, Altie served as the Senior Marine Corps Junior ROTC instructor at Murrieta Valley High School.  As the lead instructor, he instilled leadership, citizenship, personal responsibility, self-discipline and ethics into the lives of over 100 cadets.  At Murrieta Valley, he also served as the Assistant Varsity Girls Basketball Coach, during which time the team won two Southwestern League titles.  He is currently a District Representative for California state Senator Richard Roth where he handles veterans, public safety, judicial and environmental issues.


Altie attends Cross Word Christian Church in Moreno Valley and is a Life Member of Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He is also a board member of the Military Officers Association of America (Riverside-March Field Chapter), the Vice Chair of the Mt. San Jacinto College Independent Citizens Oversight Committee and serves on the City of Menifee Parks, Recreation and Trails Commission. 


Altie is the founding chairman of the Riverside Area Veterans Expo, which exists to connect veterans and their families with services and information that facilitate successful transition into civilian life.  Additionally, he is a member of the Navy League of the Inland Empire and a current member of the California Rifle and Pistol Association, which advocates for the safe and responsible use of firearms. 


Altie holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from San Diego State University and a Master of Arts degree in Christian Ministry from Wayland Baptist University.  He is married to Tracey and has three children, two of whom are currently serving in the U.S. Navy, and two grandsons.  He resides in the city of Menifee.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (12)

  • Pass Democratic Club
  • Democrats of Greater Riverside
  • Moreno Valley Democratic Club
  • United Democrats of Moreno Valley
  • Riverside County Young Democrats
  • Eleanor Roosevelt Democratic Club
  • Riverside County Democratic Party
  • Sierra Club
  • National Union of Healthcare Workers
  • UDW Local 3930
  • Teamsters Joint Council 42
  • IBEW Local Union 440

Elected Officials (15)

  • Riverside Unified School District Trustee Dr. Angelov Farooq
  • Perris Elementary School District Trustee Natalie Vasquez
  • Perris Elementary School District Trustee Virniecia Green-Jordan
  • College of the Desert Trustee Mary-Jane Sanchez Fulton
  • Moreno Valley Unified School District Trustee Cleveland "CJ" Johnson
  • Riverside Community College District Trustee Bill Hedrick
  • Moreno Valley Councilmember Jeff Giba
  • Banning Unified School District Trustee Alfredo Andrade
  • Riverside Community College District Trustee Janet Green
  • Perris Councilmember Malcolm Corona
  • Perris Councilmember David Starr Rabb
  • Perris Councilmember Tonya Burke
  • Banning Councilmember Daniela Andrade
  • Riverside County Auditor-Controller Paul Angulo
  • California State Senator Richard Roth

Individuals (4)

  • Major Katie Greene, USAF, Retired
  • Former Banning Mayor and Councilmember Barbara Hanna
  • Moreno Valley Police Chief (Retired) Joel Ontiveros
  • Riverside County Sheriff's Chief Deputy (Retired) Shelley Kennedy-Smith

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