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 In the News

SF Weekly: California Does Away With Wack Crack Laws

October 01, 2014

Whatever you think the real reason behind the sudden appearance of crack cocaine in inner-city America in the 1980s may be, the effect has been indisputable: African-Americans are more frequently hauled off to jail for nonviolent felonies and their neighborhoods turned into economically moribund war zones.

Source: http://www.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2014/09/30/california-does-away-with-w...

NBC Bay Area: Minority Students Held Back in Math: Report

October 01, 2014

Minority students in some San Mateo and Santa Clara County school districts were asked to repeat Algebra 1 when they entered high school even though the students passed the class in 8th grade, according to a report.

Source: http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/local/Minority-Students-Held-Back-in-Math...

Latest Press Releases

Holly Mitchell bills on Medi-Cal, nursing, sex traffic, contraception become law

October 01, 2014

For 4th year in row Governor Brown signs all Mitchell bills sent to him

Sacramento – Affixing his signature to the last of the 12 bills sent to him by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) in 2014, Governor Brown once again sustained Mitchell’s 100% success rate for enactment of her passed legislation into state law.

Governor signs three Mitchell bills to combat sex trafficking

September 30, 2014

New laws beef up investigation and sentences, educate youths

Sacramento – Governor Brown has signed into law three Senate bills introduced by Senator Holly J. Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) which promise to help reduce human trafficking for sexual and other kinds of exploitation, particularly of women and children.

Latest In My Own Words

SF Chronicle: It's a crime to automatically deny nursing certification

August 06, 2014

by Holly Mitchell and Natalie Lyons

The story of poverty in America is told by women and children. Nearly 70 percent of those who live on the economic fringes are young or female. Almost half of today's families rely on the mother's income. Yet so many women are shut out of jobs for one reason: They have a criminal conviction.

Source: http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/openforum/article/It-s-a-crime-to-automati...

Op-Ed: After Hobby Lobby, California Must Take a Stand for Women’s Health

August 04, 2014

by Senator Holly J. Mitchell

Women in California need and deserve comprehensive, state-of-the-art contraceptive coverage that ensures timely access to the birth control method that is best for them and their particular reproductive goals and medical needs.  Denying access to a birth control method of choice undermines women’s human right to reproductive autonomy and increases the risk of unintended pregnancy.