Holly Mitchell

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Holly Mitchell
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California State Senate, District 30
Incumbent
In office
September 27, 2013-Present
Term ends
December 2, 2018
Years in position 1
PartyDemocratic
Compensation
Base salary$90,526/year
Per diem$141.86/day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
First electedJuly 23, 2013
Next generalNovember 6, 2018
Term limits2 terms (8 years)
Prior offices
California State Assembly District 54
December 6, 2010-September 27, 2013
Personal
Place of birthLos Angeles, California
ProfessionCEO/President, Crystal Stairs
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Holly Mitchell is a Democratic member of the California State Senate, representing District 30. She was first elected to the chamber in a special election on July 23, 2013.

Mitchell served in the California State Assembly from 2010 to September 27, 2013, when she was sworn into the California State Senate.

Biography

Her professional experience includes working as a policy analyst for Senator Diane Watson of the California State Senate, a legislative advocate for the Western Center on Law and Poverty, an executive director for the Black Women's Health Project and the CEO/President of Crystal Stairs.

Committee assignments

2013-2014

At the beginning of the 2013 legislative session, Mitchell served on the following committees:

California Committee Assignments, 2013
Budget
Health
Insurance
Public Safety
Emergency Management
Legislative Budget

2011-2012

In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Mitchell served on these committees:

Issues

Campaign themes

2014

Mitchell's website highlighted the following campaign themes:[1]

Jobs

  • Excerpt: "Holly knows our local economy may be poised for a rebound, but she also knows that the vast majority of working families in our community continue to be worried about their future."

Healthcare

  • Excerpt: "Holly will work with L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas as he finalizes state and local plans to open a new, privately operated Martin Luther King Hospital in Southeast L.A. County."

Public Safety

  • Excerpt: "Holly will work with law enforcement organizations and rank and file officers to promote effective community policing policies."

Education

  • Excerpt: "Holly J. Mitchell supports classroom teachers in their mission to educate our children. "

Environment

  • Excerpt: "Holly supports the wind-down of the Inglewood Oil Field. She will fight on the side of neighborhood residents who seek to protect the Kenneth Hahn State Recreation Area"

Elections

2014

See also: California State Senate elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Senate took place in 2014. A primary election took place on June 3, 2014. The general election was held on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Ben Allen (D) and Sandra Fluke (D) defeated Barbi S. Appelquist (D), Betsy Butler (D), Amy Howorth (D), Vito Imbasciani (D), Patric M. Verrone (D) and Seth Stodder (I) in the blanket primary. Allen defeated Fluke in the general election.[2][3][4]

California State Senate, District 26, General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Allen 60.3% 122,901
     Democratic Sandra Fluke 39.7% 80,781
Total Votes 203,682
California State Senate, District 26 Blanket Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngBen Allen 22.2% 25,987
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngSandra Fluke 19.4% 22,759
     Independent Seth Stodder 17.4% 20,419
     Democratic Betsy Butler 16.5% 19,301
     Democratic Amy Howorth 15.7% 18,411
     Democratic Vito Imbasciani 4.4% 5,189
     Democratic Patric M. Verrone 2.9% 3,446
     Democratic Barbi S. Appelquist 1.4% 1,630
Total Votes 117,142

2013

See also: State legislative special elections, 2013

Mitchell won election in a special election for California State Senate District 26. The seat was vacant following Sen. Curren Price's (D) election to the Los Angeles City Council. Mitchell defeated Mervin Evans (D) in a blanket primary, which took place on September 17.[5][6][7][8]

California State Senate, District 26, Blanket Primary, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHolly Mitchell 81% 19,481
     Democratic Mervin Evans 19% 4,579
Total Votes 24,060

2012

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2012

Mitchell won re-election in the 2012 election for California State Assembly District 54. She was displaced from her current district by redistricting. She advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Ed Nicoletti (D). Mitchell defeated Keith Brandon McCowen (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.[9][10]

California State Assembly, District 54, General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHolly J. Mitchell Incumbent 83.3% 143,530
     Republican Keith Brandon McCowen 16.7% 28,688
Total Votes 172,218
California State Assembly, District 54 Blanket Primary, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngHolly J. Mitchell Incumbent 70.9% 33,920
     Democratic Ed Nicoletti 11.7% 5,601
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngKeith Brandon McCowen 17.4% 8,350
Total Votes 47,871

2010

See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Mitchell defeated Robert L. Jones, Reggie Jones-Sawyer, Rafael Garcia-Rangel and Ed Nicoletti in the June 8 primary election. She then defeated Republican Lady Cage and Libertarian Sean P. McGary in the November 2 general election.[11][12]

California State Assembly, District 47 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Holly J. Mitchell (D) 93,541
Lady Cage (R) 17,195
Sean P. McGary (L) 5,305
California House of Representatives, District 47 Democratic Primary (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Holly J. Mitchell (D) 15,630
Reggie Jones-Sawyer (D) 13,238
Ed Nicoletti (D) 2,523
Robert L. Jones (D) 2,482
Rafael Garcia-Rangel (D) 1,618

Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Mitchell is available dating back to 2010. Based on available campaign finance records, Mitchell raised a total of $1,178,300 during that time period. This information was last updated on September 14, 2013.[13]

Holly Mitchell's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 California State Assembly, District 54 Won $459,686
2010 California State Assembly, District 47 Won $718,614
Grand Total Raised $1,178,300

2012

Mitchell won re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012. During that election cycle, Mitchell raised a total of $459,686.
California State Assembly 2012 election - Campaign Contributions
Top contributors to Holly Mitchell's campaign in 2012
California Teachers Association$15,600
California Dental Association$15,000
Electrical Workers Local 18$10,000
Sony Pictures Entertainment$7,800
California State Council of Laborers$7,800
Total Raised in 2012$459,686
Source:Follow the Money

2010

In 2010, Mitchell raised $718,614 in contributions.[14]

Her three largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Teachers Association $15,600
California Nurses Association/National Nurses Organizing Cmte $11,700
California Dental Association $10,300

Endorsements

2014

In 2014, Mitchell's endorsements included the following:[15]

  • Karen Bass, Congresswoman
  • Julia Bownley, Congresswoman
  • Henry Waxman, Congressman
  • Diane E. Watson, Congresswoman (Ret.)
  • Jerry Brown, Governor, State of California
  • John Chiang, California State Controller
  • Kamala Harris, California State Attorney General
  • Jerome Horton, Chair, California State Board of Equalization
  • Betty Yee, Member, California State Board of Equalization
  • Darrell Steinberg, President Pro Tem, California Senate
  • Ricardo Lara, Senator, Chair, California Latino Legislative Caucus
  • Mark De Saulnier, Senator
  • Ed Hernandez, Senator
  • Norma Torres, Senator
  • Rod Wright, Senator
  • Don Perata, Former Senator Pro Tem
  • Sheila Kuehl, Senator (Ret.)
  • John A. Pérez, Assembly Speaker
  • Toni Atkins, Assembly Majority Leader
  • Bonnie Lowenthal, Assemblymember, Chair, California Legislative Women’s Caucus

Scorecards

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2014

In 2014, the California State Legislature was in session from January 6 to August 30.[16]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills "to limit the undue influence of Big Money in politics in California."
Candidates for office were scored on their responses to a survey "on whether they support legislation for more disclosure on political ads and public financing of campaigns."

2013

In 2013, the California State Legislature was in session from December 3, 2012 to September 13, 2013.[17]

Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by ACS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on environmental issues.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills and letters signed supported by CHS.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills lobbied for and against by CLF.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by CPC.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "family values."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills that "affect the lives of California seniors and their families."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills related to "consumer rights."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported by EQ CA.
Legislators are scored on their votes on "taxpayer-related issues."
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills supported or opposed by PP.
Legislators are scored on their votes on bills selected by SC California as most important to the state's environmental quality.

Personal

Mitchell has one child.

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Political offices
Preceded by
Ronald S. Calderon (D)
California State Senate District 30
2014–present
Succeeded by
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Preceded by
Curren De Mille Price (D)
California State Senate District 26
September 2013-2014
Succeeded by
Ben Allen (D)
Preceded by
Bonnie Lowenthal (D)
California State Assembly District 54
2012–September 2013
Succeeded by
Sebastian Ridley-Thomas (D)
Preceded by
Karen Bass (D)
California Assembly District 47
2010-2012
Succeeded by
Cheryl Brown (D)