Welcome

Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the representative for the 30th Senate District.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community.

Holly Mitchell 
Representing the 30th District

Latest In the News

Mercury News: Watchdog calls for tighter regulation on foster care prescriber relationships with drug companies

November 25, 2014

Scrutiny of doctors who prescribe psychotropic drugs to California foster children intensified Monday, with growing calls for regulators to consider whether financial relationships with pharmaceutical companies may be driving the excessive use of medication.

Source: http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_27005492/watchdog-calls-tighter-regulation...

CBS: Brown Nominates Assistant U.S. Attorney To State High Court

November 24, 2014

Sen. Holly Mitchell, D-Los Angeles, who serves as chairwoman of the California Legislative Black Caucus, thanked Brown for the appointment.

“As a caucus, we applaud Gov. Jerry Brown for his selection and appreciate his hearkening to our continuous request for more African Americans to be appointed to the California judicial system,” Mitchell said.

Source: http://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2014/11/24/gov-brown-nominates-assistant-...

Latest Press Releases

Holly J. Mitchell takes Oath of Office as 30th District’s new Senator

December 01, 2014

Only African American in CA State Senate represents South L.A.

Sacramento – Holly J. Mitchell was sworn in to the state Senate Monday, following a sweeping victory in last month’s election to represent California’s newly re-configured 30th Senate District. First elected to the Senate more than a year ago to fill the 26th District seat vacated by Curren Price, now a Los Angeles city councilman, Mitchell now returns to the Legislature’s upper chamber for a full four year term.

Opportunity, services, training are both needs and success strategies for women

October 23, 2014

Los Angeles –Academics, service providers, organizational advocates and women who struggle with poverty, including residents of L.A.’s nearby skid row, gathered at the YWCA of Greater Los Angeles on October 22 to hear and offer testimony before the California Senate’s Select Committee on Women and Inequality.

Latest In My Own Words

Statement on the Ferguson Grand Jury Decision

November 25, 2014

"I am deeply troubled by the Ferguson Grand Jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed teenager Michael Brown. But I am not surprised, indeed I doubt that few Americans are — and that is a tragedy almost as worrying, almost as painful as this death of yet another African American male at the hands of law enforcement in the United States.

SF Chronicle: It's a crime to automatically deny nursing certification

August 06, 2014

by Holly Mitchell and Natalie Lyons

The story of poverty in America is told by women and children. Nearly 70 percent of those who live on the economic fringes are young or female. Almost half of today's families rely on the mother's income. Yet so many women are shut out of jobs for one reason: They have a criminal conviction.

Source: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/It-s-a-crime-to-automati...