Santa Monica Daily Press Publisher Ross Furukawa conducts a one on one conversation with Kristi Holmesin anticipation of the upcoming election for California US Representative, 33rd District.

Kristie Holmesbelieves her background as a clinical social worker gives her the perspective to attackthe problems of homelessness. “I love working with the private sector, but you need solutions coming from the top and bottom.” She cited an experiment in Colorado of converting a prison to housing that has worked out quite well, especially in terms of budget savings. She also cites Colorado as an example for marijuana legalization, which she says is “semantics at this point. They’ve lowered crime rates around shops,” and solved the banking legalities. “I know our revenue would be a lot higher here in California than the billion that has been projected there.”

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