From children’s advocate to “Moral conscience of the Senate” (LA Times, Feb. 28, 2017) Senator Holly J. Mitchell has spent her career fighting poverty and creating a California in which ALL children thrive.
Since 2010, she has authored dozens of landmark laws. These include: ending policies that drove families deeper into poverty; limiting unfair seizures of personal assets; decriminalizing prostitution for child victims of sex trafficking, and substantive reforms to the juvenile justice system.
During her first year as chair of the Senate Budget Committee, Mitchell in 2017 oversaw the state’s $183 billion investment in California’s future and has been recognized as Legislator of the Year or honored by more than 100 groups statewide. A member of the Senate leadership team, she serves nearly 1 million residents in the 30th Senate District.
Mitchell serves on several committees, including being named in January 2018 as vice chair of the Joint Committee on Rules Subcommittee on Sexual Harassment Prevention and Response.