I’m Holly J. Mitchell.I am proud to serve in the 26th Senate District and look forward to serving in the 30th Senate District.
The 30th State Senate District is full of vibrant communities that all want the same things: high quality schools that are safe, communities with good paying jobs, access to affordable health care, and environments that are safe for our children, our seniors and our families.
I went to Sacramento to fight for what greets me when I come home. As an Assembly member and as a Senator, I have fought to protect critical services upon which so many of our working families depend. As Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee on Health and Human Services and member of the Joint Legislative Conference Committee in 2013, I am proud of the role I played in delivering the first budget surplus in a decade, restoring critical funding to education, social safety net programs, and children’s health care. I know that, while we were able to deliver an on-time budget with a surplus, we need to focus on increasing revenue streams so we can fully fund social programs and expand middle class jobs.
As your representative, my priorities will continue to be the protection of our most valuable resources: our children, our seniors, our communities and our environment. I am honored to have been endorsed for Senate by Governor Jerry Brown, the Sierra Club, the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Project, teachers, and fire fighters.
I would be honored to receive your vote. Please visit www.hollyjmitchell.com to learn more about the work I am doing that benefits the 30th Senate District.
By Jeremy B. White, The Sacramento Bee
Jeremy B. White, Sacramento Bee State-supported child care and education topped the list of budget priorities the California Legislative Women's Caucus laid out on Tuesday. The emphasis on more programs for California's youngest residents offered the latest evidence that early education will be a priority for Democrats, and potentially a key sticking point as they try to break through Gov. Jerry Brown's reluctance to aggressively spend a ... READ MORE
By Holly Teliska, SFGate
The first debate in the race for Assembly member Tom Ammiano's District 17 seat was held last month and it was a disappointment. Attitude trumped substance. Also lacking was a female candidate - just as there were none in the 2012 election for the westside Assembly District 19 seat. A woman's perspective is missing from the public debate and from San Francisco's legislative delegation. This ... READ MORE
By Patrick McGreevy, Los Angeles Times
SACRAMENTO -- State lawmakers on Friday shelved dozens of bills for the year because of their high cost, including a measure that would have allowed families on welfare to get additional aid if they continue to have more children. Current law prohibits an increase in CalWORKs aid based on the birth of an additional child, if the family has received assistance for at least 10 months ... READ MORE
By Nick Miller, newsreview.com
Will California lawmakers repeal a policy that requires poor welfare mothers to prove they’ve been raped in order to receive aid for a newborn?
Holly Mitchell’s Assembly Bill 271 goes to Senate Appropriations at Sacramento’s Capitol this week. This week at the Capitol, lawmakers will either get rid of a decades-old law that denies welfare benefits to California’s poorest families if they give birth to additional children, or uphold what some say is a draconian policy that violates low-income women’s rights. As it stands, a Republican law passed nearly 20 years ... READ MORE