Mitchell Takes Oath as Newest Assemblymember for 47th District

December 06, 2010

Vows to make job creation, education, services top priorities in office

(SACRAMENTO)— Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) today was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the 47th District, a seat previously held by former Speaker Karen Bass, that includes the Los Angeles communities of Culver City, West Los Angeles, the Crenshaw District, Westwood, Leimert Park, Little Ethiopia and portions of Koreatown, the Fairfax District and South Los Angeles. The ceremony was held on the Assembly Floor at the State Capitol at noon.

I am honored to serve as the Assemblymember for the 47th District, said Mitchell.  I will use the trust placed in me to work every day on behalf of my constituents.

There is so much work to do, especially in the area of job creation.  So many people are suffering and without a job—this is inexcusable in the wealthiest nation on the planet.  My first order of business will be to work with my colleagues to forge solutions that create and protect jobs, and work to pass a budget that is good for the state as a whole.

In addition to promoting job growth, Ms. Mitchell is focusing her legislative efforts on improving access to and the quality of the state's health and education systems and balancing business and environmental interests in preserving the state's natural resources.

Assemblymember Mitchell was accompanied for the swearing-in by her mother, retired Alameda County Probation Officer Sylvia Johnson, and her ten year-old son, Ryan.  The oath of office was administered by State Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye.

Contact: Tiffani Alvidrez (916) 319-2047