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Mitchell faces single opponent in upcoming State Senate race

OW Staff Writer | 5/29/2014, 12:15 a.m.
Democrat Holly Mitchell faces one opponent as she seeks her second term representing constituents in the newly redrawn 30th State ...

Democrat Holly Mitchell faces one opponent as she seeks her second term representing constituents in the newly redrawn 30th State Senate District.

Since she was first elected to office, Mitchell has focused on the needs of working families. This includes pushing to bring more jobs into the community, improve education, public safety, the environment and healthcare.

Among her goals are supporting incentives for businesses seeking to expand and hire new employees; focusing strongly on encouraging the growth of “green industries and green jobs;” expanding career education opportunities at community colleges to help working men and women learn new occupations, trades or professions; and touting the importance of living wage jobs.

On the education front, Mitchell supports bond measures to fund upgrades for our neighborhood school infrastructure; and is in favor of parcel assessments to help fund cash-strapped school districts.

Mitchell also supports the wind-down of the Inglewood Oil Field. She will fight on the side of neighborhood residents who seek to protect the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area. She also supports community residents who have a vision for greater urban open space where thousands of oil derricks now sit.

Holly also wants to develop a comprehensive plan to cleanup toxic Brownfield sites in the district, and convert those harmful properties to productive use for clean industries that will create green jobs.

Isidro Armenta

Raised by a single mother in South Los Angeles, Democrat Isidro Armenta attended local public schools before going on to graduate from San

Francisco State. A distinguished student on San Francisco State’s dean’s list for four semesters, Isidro was the first in his family to earn a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in marketing.

He has worked in community building through the USC Neighborhood Academic Initiative Pre-College Enrichment Academy. He was a recipient of the prestigious South Central Scholars Foundation scholarship, and completed the Education for Leadership in Public Service seminar at the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy.

Since graduating college he has served as a deputy with a member of the L.A. Board of Education, where he was responsible for facilities, procurement, budget, and policy development.

As a congressional staffer, he helped constituents solve their issues with the federal government including the Small Business Administration, Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, Social Security Administration, Department of State, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and the Internal Revenue Service.

“I am running for office, because I believe in the dreams and the hopes of our neighbors. I am running because career politicians in Sacramento have violated our trust. I am running for state senate because our children deserve a better future.

“I will fight for more jobs, a better education for our children, for a cleaner environment and for a government that is accountable to you.”