Nov. 30, 2017: BEVERLY PRESS - Supervisors honor Mitchell for leadership
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors recently awarded state Sen. Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) with its 2017 Distinguished Legislator Award for her exemplary service.
“During your tenure in the Legislature, you have fought tirelessly as an advocate for children and have championed laws to address poverty and homelessness,” said Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, 2nd District.
The laws included ending policies that drive families deeper into poverty; limiting unfair seizures of personal assets; decriminalizing prostitution for child victims of sex trafficking; and instituting substantive reforms to the juvenile justice system.
The award was presented to Mitchell during a ceremony in the county boardroom in downtown Los Angeles.