Last Thursday, February 14, 2019, State Sen. Holly J. Mitchell announced that she is entering the race for the 2nd District seat on the Board of Supervisors.
“Today I am excited to share that I am officially launching my campaign to serve on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for District 2.
Over the past nine years I’ve had the honor of representing the people of Los Angeles as State Senator for California’s 30th District. This experience has provided me with the opportunity to hear directly from communities on the issues impacting their lives and to achieve legislative victories that align with our shared values.
I am proud of the wins we have made in criminal justice reform, increasing access to quality healthcare, and to have passed two state budgets that expanded funding for vital services for infants, students and working families.
I have never backed down from doing what is right and necessary. I believe in the best Los Angeles County has to offer and I am willing to fight for it. This is why I am running for County Supervisor.
Whether you’re a third generation Angeleno like me or someone who just moved here, our communities must continue to be a place of possibility for all residents no matter their race, ethnicity, religion, gender or economic status.
We live in a time where the progress we have made and continue to fight for is under attack. Our communities are expecting their leaders to represent their voice and to be a moral compass for our country. I can guarantee you that as County Supervisor, I will lead with the moral integrity and effectiveness that we deserve.”
The 2nd District stretches from Culver City to Carson and encompasses about half of the county’s Black population. Political veterans Councilman Herb Wesson former Councilmember Jan Perry are also competing for the seat. Mark Ridley-Thomas is the current 2nd District Supervisor.
To learn more about how to get involved go to www.hollyjmitchell.com