The Candidate:Linda Holmes
The Race: Democratic Candidate for the 42nd Legislative District
The Competition: Peter Hurtado
The Buzz: Linda Holmes has served as senator since 2007. She lists renewable energy, protecting children and health care as some of her priorities.
Holmes supports the use of bio-fuels and other alternative energy sources. She also voted in favor of legislation that would require at least 10 percent of an energy company's product to come from renewable sources.
Having lived with multiple scleroses, Holmes "believes every person has a right to affordable and accessible health care." She has also voted to increase funding to MS and autism in prescription drug coverage, she said.