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Holly Mitchell announces run for Board of Supervisors


State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (30th District) has landed a number of influential endorsements from state and city officials in her campaign for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors’ second district.

Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (54th District), Inglewood Mayor James Butts, Insurance Commissioner Ricardo Lara and Culver City Councilmembers Meghan Sahli-Wells, Daniel Lee and Alex Fisch have joined with Gov. Gavin Newsom in endorsing Mitchell.

Kamlager-Dove has known, and worked with Mitchell for many years. She said, the senator has the experience and leadership skills necessary for the Board of Supervisors, considered to be  among the most powerful and influential political bodies in the nation. Mitchell is the former CEO of Crystal Stairs, the largest non-profit in Los Angeles focused on early childhood development.

“I’ve known Holly for nearly twenty years. She is an exceedingly skilled and highly principled legislator,” Kamlager-Dove said. “Her foremost concern is always what’s best for her constituents. Holly’s blend of intelligence, compassion, and guts make her perfectly suited to serve on the Board of Supervisors. In the two decades I have known her, she has never wavered in her commitment to the public good.”

Mitchell has worked for decades in advocating for, and creating solutions that support children and working families. The Los Angeles Times once referred to her as “the moral compass of the state legislature.” In Sacramento, Mitchell has helped to pass 70 bills including unprecedented criminal justice reforms under the #EquityandJustice package, co-authored by Ricardo Lara (formerly representing the 33rd Senate District) which focused primarily on the Second Supervisorial District.

“Having worked with Holly to pass #EquityandJustice, a package of criminal justice reform bills to help ensure communities throughout Los Angeles County have a more equitable justice system, I know that as Supervisor  we will all benefit from Holly’s skilled leadership in addressing complex social challenges with solutions that serve the diverse needs of the county,” Lara said.

“To receive the endorsement of fellow elected officials who are working to connect policy to improving the lives of the people of District 2 is an honor,” said Mitchell whose 30th District includes parts of Exposition Park, Leimert Park, Inglewood and all of Culver City. “I value their trust in my leadership to meet the unique needs of Los Angeles County residents.”

“Holly has consistently stood up for Culver City,” said Meghan Sahli-Wells, vice mayor of Culver City. “She is deeply committed to social and environmental justice, the well-being of children and the rights of women; while she expertly manages the state’s $200 billion budget. She is the perfect choice for county supervisor.”