May 9, 2017: Nation’s largest coalition of Jewish groups names Sen. Holly J. Mitchell lawmaker of the year

May 09, 2017

SACRAMENTO - A statewide Jewish-advocacy group late Monday presented Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its annual leadership honor, known as the Jerry Sampson Memorial Award.

"Holly Mitchell exemplifies the values that the Jewish community holds dear: helping those who are in need, looking out for society's most vulnerable, and working hard to ensure equality for all," Julie Zeisler, executive director of the group said.

Rabbi Noah Farkas of Valley Beth Shalom, Nancy Volpert of Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles and member Barbara Yaroslavsky formally presented the award on behalf of the Jewish Public Affairs Committee of California to Mitchell, chair of the Senate Budget Committee, at an off-site event near the State Capitol.

JPAC is the largest single-state coalition of Jewish organizations in the nation, representing Jewish communities and nonprofit organizations throughout California. Membership is comprised of Jewish Federations, Jewish Community Relations Councils, Jewish Family Service agencies, and many other Jewish community organizations.

Photo caption: Rabbi Noah Farkas of Valley Beth Shalom, left, and Nancy Volpert of Jewish Family Services of Los Angeles present Sen. Holly J. Mitchell with its legislator-of-the-year honor, known as the Jerry Sampson Memorial Award. (Photo by Estevan Ginsburg).

For more information, visit Sen. Mitchell’s Web site HERE or at the address below.

Sen. Mitchell is chair of the Senate Budget Committee. A member of the Legislature for more than six years,  she represents nearly 1 million residents of Senate District 30, which includes Culver City and much of Los Angeles. More at www.senate.ca.gov/Mitchell

MEDIA CONTACT: Ray Sotero

Communications Director

Sen. Holly J. Mitchell, Senate District 30

Capitol Building, Room 5080

Sacramento, Calif. 95814

(916) 651-4030 office; 916 717-0513 cell

www.sen.ca.gov/Mitchell