Before serving on the first all women-led Board of Supervisors in the history of LA County, Holly served for a decade in the California Legislature, representing the 54th Assembly District and 30th Senate District, both in Los Angeles County.
During her tenure she helped author and pass over 90 bills – including the landmark anti-hair discrimination law, The CROWN Act, making California the first in the nation to pass the law ending hair discrimination.
Holly became the first African American to serve as Chair of the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review Committee. Under her guidance, she helped the State of California successfully build its financial reserves with the passage of three consecutive state budgets–each totaling over $200 billion.
Early in her career, Holly had transformative leadership opportunities serving as a CORO Foundation Fellow, a legislative advocate for Californians experiencing poverty at the Western Center on Law and Poverty and working for pioneering legislative leaders like the Honorable Diane Watson.
Before running for public office, Holly led Crystal Stairs for seven years, California’s largest nonprofit dedicated to child and family development.
As CEO, she fought for low-income families across Los Angeles County to gain access to childcare and poverty prevention resources.
Holly is proud to be a mother, a third generation Angeleno, and to with three decades of experience working with leaders and communities in Los Angeles—continue to make certain that all residents can thrive.
She understands that we are facing a pivotal time in our nation’s history that calls for Los Angeles and California to lead by example and to stand up for our nation’s moral compass. As Supervisor, Holly is meeting this demand by fighting for the values and people of Los Angeles County.