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Mitchell sworn in at State Senate

OW Staff Writer | 12/6/2018, midnight
Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles this week took her oath of office as a representative of ..

Holly J. Mitchell of Los Angeles this week took her oath of office as a representative of the 30th Senate District as part the convening of the 2019-20 legislative session.

Mitchell promised to continue fighting for working families. She is the first African American to chair the powerful Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and ran unopposed last month to win reelection to a second four-year term. She is termed out in 2022.

“I want people back at home to know they fundamentally matter, and it’s the role of government to make sure that they have the resources and the services they need to thrive in a state that is the fifth-largest economy in the world,” Mitchell said in her “My Pledge to You” video posted to her recently updated website. “I will continue to do all that I can to bring to California residents a values-based budget and a legislative package that is going to push the envelope in addressing critical public policy issues that impact each of us every day.

“This includes issues like homelessness, housing affordability, reforming our criminal justice system and bringing forth equity and justice for all.