Welcome to my legislative website. It is continuously updated so that you can stay informed about my activities as the representative for the 26th Senate District.

It is an honor to have this opportunity to serve my community. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any comments, questions or concerns that you may have with the district—or with your state government.

I hope that you find this website informative and that you return regularly to see what is happening in our community.

Holly Mitchell 
Representing the 26th District

Latest Press Releases

Statement: Holly Mitchell during budget vote: “Time to walk our talk!”

June 16, 2014

As the constitutional deadline for adopting California’s budget wound toward a close Sunday evening, freshman Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) cast her vote on the floor of the Senate, rising to make the following statement:

“Many of us stand on this floor and share our personal stories about humble beginnings...about our personal and professional commitment to children and working poor families.

Senator Mitchell’s SB 1132 Pushes Fracking Moratorium to Senate Floor

May 30, 2014

Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) appreciates the effort of supporters to pass SB 1132 and is proud of the bill's successful journey in raising awareness around public safety, fossil fuels and environmental justice.  Although the bill fell short of passage, she is confident that the movement to re-assess fracking, acidization and other oil stimulation methods will continue to grow until the public’s concerns are thoroughly addressed.

Holly Mitchell bill equalizing crack and powder cocaine penalties passes Senate

May 28, 2014

SACRAMENTO, CA — A measure to equalize penalties for illegal crack and powder cocaine has been approved by California’s Senate. Sentences for intent-to-sell crack convictions range from three to five years in current state law, but for powder only two to four years. Crack convictions in low income and minority communities are more common because crack is cheaper than powder. SB 1010 would eliminate the difference in sentencing, probation and asset forfeiture rules for low level powder and crack cocaine offenses.

Latest News Articles

LA Wave: Beating video shocks South L.A. residents

July 10, 2014

It looked like 1966 in South Los Angeles this week when the community galvanized into a united force to confront an issue many thought had long been overcome — allegations of police brutality against defenseless black citizens.

Source: http://wavenewspapers.com/news/article_0e89c93c-086a-11e4-80de-001a4bcf6...

KPCC: LAUSD Vacancy Highlights Concerns in Black Community

December 23, 2013

The recent debate over a vacancy on the L.A. Unified Board of Education highlighted the changing demographics of South Los Angeles, and the concern in the African-American community is about losing political clout. 

When school board member Marguerite LaMotte suddenly died this month at the age of 80, the African-American community lost its sole representative on the seven-member school board. Last week, the board debated whether to appoint an interim member or hold a special election to fill the term that expires in early 2015. 

Let's Repeal State Law That Encourages Sterilization of Poor Mothers & Increases Child Poverty

July 19, 2013

There is little doubt that motherhood can be one of life's greatest joys.  But as any mother knows, motherhood can also be difficult.  Even in the best of situations and with all the requisite resources, mothering can be heartbreaking and backbreaking. When a mother lacks the resources to keep her child fed, housed and safe, the load can be unbearable.  Right now, in California, the Maximum Family Grant rule is making those challenges worse while intruding on the reproductive rights of poor mothers.