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A Conversation with LA County Supervisor Holly Mitchell

Board Chair, LA County Board of Supervisors Chair Holly J. Mitchell

In November 2020, former California State Senator Holly J. Mitchell, was elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Vying to fill the Second District seat vacated by Mark Ridley-Thomas who had termed out after 12 years, Ms. Mitchell’s victory made the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors an entirely female board for the first time in Los Angeles County history.

Since taking office, Holly Mitchell has forged ahead with her values-driven plan to serve the Second District in spite of facing one of the greatest public health crisis this country has faced, as well as an economic pandemic and unprecedented issues that disproportionately affect the people she represents.

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Given the ongoing Covid pandemic and the uncharted waters LA County is facing, I invited Holly Mitchell to join me in a conversation where we talked about some of the issues that she’s tackled since taking office. We began with her motion on poverty alleviation and Guaranteed Basic Income. Then we went on to discuss the relevance of having an all-female LA County Board of Supervisors and landed on discussions of the Crown Act, a piece of legislation Supervisor Mitchell introduced into the California Legislature that was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom.

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Holly Mitchell is a trail blazer. In December 2021, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed her to chair the board.

The LA Progressive was honored to spend time with LA County Board of Supervisors Chair, Holly Mitchell.

Sharon Kyle
Publisher, LA Progressive