LOS ANGELES – Former State Senator Holly J. Mitchell was sworn-in to serve on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors by California Supreme Court Justice, Martin Jenkins on December 6, 2020. Mitchell’s seat on the Board of Supervisors marks the first time in history that all five elected seats are held by women.
“It is an honor to be part of a legacy of leadership and service to the Second Supervisorial District.” Supervisor Holly Mitchell continued to share “I know the days ahead will not be easy as we continue to fight a pandemic that has disrupted our lives and worsen existing health and economic challenges. This is the time for government to step up and that is what we must do. I look forward to building on the progress that has been made by my colleagues to help end systemic racism while continuing to improve the quality of life for residents throughout Los Angeles County.”
Mitchell was elected to represent the Second Supervisorial District in the November 3rd General Election. She enters this seat with an extensive public policy record having passed over 90 laws and four state budgets as former Chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.
Mitchell’s predecessor, Mark Ridley-Thomas, who termed out after 12 years of serving the Second District, shared his support in a video message to residents during the swearing-in “I’ve worked with Holly for many years through state and county partnerships tackling some of the most daunting social issues of our time…she is a trailblazer, a leader and a fighter on the frontlines pushing for equity and justice…”
Supervisor Mitchell launched her inaugural term with a celebration of the diversity and communities of the Second District. Dr. Manuel Pastor, Director of the Equity Research Institute at the University of Southern California, served as Master of Ceremonies. Dr. Pastor introduced a special performance from the Koreatown Youth & Community Center and messages from faith based leaders: Pastor Geremy Dixon of Center of Hope LA, Ms. Hedab Tarifi of the Islamic Center of Southern California and Rabbi Zachary Shapiro of Temple Akiba.
To view the full virtual swearing-in ceremony which also includes remarks from fellow Los Angeles County Supervisors Hilda Solis, Sheila Kuehl, Janice Hahn and Kathryn Barger and a special performance from artist and activist, Goapele, please click here