Speaker Profile

Holly Mitchell

Holly J. Mitchell is a Democratic State Senator for California's 30th Senate District. She previously represented the 26th Senate District. Prior to being elected to the State Senate, she served in the California State Assembly representing the 54th Assembly District. She is also a member of the California Legislative Black Caucus. In 2016 Mitchell became the first African American to Chair the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, where she has overseen the passage and adoption of two consecutive state budgets. Before working in the Legislature, she served for seven years as CEO of the nonprofit Crystal Stairs. She also served as a Consultant to the Senate Health Committee, and as a legislative advocate for the Western Center on Law and Poverty. In 2018, she was named vice chair of the Joint Legislative Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response, formed in response to the #MeToo movement. Mitchell is currently a candidate in the 2020 election to represent District 2 on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.