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|Member of the California State Senate|
from the 30th district
26th district (2013–2014)
|Assumed office |
September 26, 2013
|Preceded by||Curren Price|
|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 54th district
47th district (2010–2012)
December 6, 2010 – September 26, 2013
|Preceded by||Karen Bass|
|Succeeded by||Sebastian Ridley-Thomas|
|Born||September 7, 1964|
Los Angeles, California
|Residence||Los Angeles, California|
|Alma mater||University of California, Riverside|
Holly J. Mitchell (born September 7, 1964) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Legislature and a candidate in the 2020 election to represent District 2 on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Mitchell is a Democratic State Senator for California's 30th Senate District, which is also part of Supervisorial District 2 and encompasses Culver City, Ladera Heights, Exposition Park, and parts of the Westmont, Crenshaw, Downtown, and Florence neighborhoods of Los Angeles. She previously represented the 26th Senate District after replacing then-Senator Curren Price in a 2013 special election. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, she served in the California State Assembly representing the 54th Assembly District. She is also a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus.
In 2016 Mitchell became the first African American to Chair the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, where she has overseen the passage and adoption of two consecutive state budgets.
Before working in the Legislature, she served for seven years as CEO of the nonprofit Crystal Stairs. She also served as a Consultant to the Senate Health Committee, and as a legislative advocate for the Western Center on Law and Poverty.
In 2018, she was named vice chair of the Joint Legislative Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, formed in response to the #MeToo movement and several instances where accusations had forced some lawmakers to resign.
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