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

Fresno Bee: Democrats who grew up poor pledge to expand social services

January 15, 2015

Sen. Holly Mitchell, one of the most active legislative advocates for the poor, said optimistic budget outlooks mean the government can make room for expanding services while paying down liabilities. She called on the governor to return the support of advocates who helped him in his push to temporarily increase taxes and create a rainy day fund.

"We are going to pay down debt, and we are going to rebuild families," Mitchell, a Los Angeles Democrat. "It's not an either-or."

Source: http://www.fresnobee.com/2015/01/14/4330489/democrats-use-new-tax-estima...

Sacramento Bee: California budget plan stays largely same for health, social services

January 10, 2015

Even as anti-poverty activists organized protests around the state, Gov. Jerry Brown released a spending plan Friday that would restore few recession-era spending cuts to social services.

Source: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article5692...

Latest Press Releases

Holly J. Mitchell to chair Senate Budget Subcommittee

January 07, 2015

Takes Health & Human Services gavel, remains in Senate Leadership

Sacramento – Following a sweeping victory in November’s election to represent California’s newly re-configured 30th Senate District, Holly J. Mitchell has been named Chair of the Budget Subcommittee on Health and Human Services by Senate President pro tem Kevin De Léon for the 2015-16 session. Recognized as a fiscal expert on the state’s social services programs following a three year stint chairing the Assembly’s health and human services budget subcommittee during a period of severe cuts compelled by the economic downturn, Mitchell is also regarded as a staunch advocate for the poor, especially children.

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.

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...