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: Senator Holly Mitchell Saddened by School Bus tragedy

April 14, 2014

"The bus accident in Orland, CA last week which killed ten persons and injured dozens more, including California high school students and staff en route to Humboldt State University, is a tragedy that has left many of us stunned with grief."

Holly J. Mitchell bill to repeal Family Aid cap moves ahead

April 08, 2014

Sacramento – SB 899, introduced by California state Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) to repeal the Maximum Family Grant (MFG) rule in the CalWORKs program, has moved passed its first legislative hurdle. On a party line vote of 3 – 2, the Senate Human Services Committee voted to send the bill forward for further legislative action. 

Bipartisan Support Moves Mitchell Bill Allowing Wiretaps in Sex Trafficking Cases

April 08, 2014

Sacramento – Senator Holly J. Mitchell’s (D-Los Angeles) bill to allow courts to authorize wiretaps for the investigation or prosecution of human trafficking passes out of the Senate Public Safety Committee with an 7-0 vote.  The bill, SB 955, now heads to the Senate Appropriations Committee. 

“Human trafficking is a form of modern-day slavery,” said Senator Mitchell, “The victims are frequently children of color and young women who have been forced into prostitution.  They need our help.” 

Latest News Articles

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.

Working on CalWORKS

June 05, 2013

When the recession opened a gaping hole in the state's budget, lawmakers coped in part by making progressively deeper cuts in aid to California's poorest residents. Now that California's fiscal problems are ebbing, Assemblywoman Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) wants to start bringing that aid back up to a level that may actually help families get back on their feet, rather than trapping future generations in poverty.