Assemblywoman Holly Mitchell Salutes New Attorney General Kamala Harris

January 04, 2011

Sacramento – Assemblymember Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) was pleased to attend the swearing-in of Kamala Harris as California's newly elected Attorney General on January 3rd.

I was proud to stand as a fellow daughter of this great state to bear witness to history – an African American women assuming statewide office. Attorney General Kamala Harris' remarks about the concepts of justice, equity and fairness reflect how critical these issues continue to be for the African American community.

I am delighted that California's voters have entrusted to her the role of the state's chief prosecutor, and I commend Ms. Harris for being, by training and track record, so eminently deserving of this office. Kamala Harris has demonstrated throughout her career the kind of commitment, vision and diligence that I have every confidence she will continue to evince as the highest ranking African American in state government.

The Honorable Kamala Harris is the first African American and the first woman to hold the position of Attorney General in California, and is only the second black female state attorney general in the country.

Assemblymember Mitchell was elected in November 2010 to represent the 47th Assembly District, which includes the communities of Culver City, West Los Angeles, Westwood, Cheviot Hills, Leimert Park, Ladera Heights, the Crenshaw District, Little Ethiopia and portions of Koreatown and South Los Angeles.

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