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September 16, 2020

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LOS ANGELES TIMES ENDORSES HOLLY MITCHELL IN COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS DISTRICT 2 RACE

LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board published today their endorsement of Holly Mitchell for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors District 2 seat. The Los Angeles Times also endorsed Holly Mitchell in the primary election. 

 

“The county badly needs a leader with vision, independence and a record of achievement,” the Editorial Board writes. “Mitchell can be that leader.”

 

The Times urges voters to judge her by “the legislation she has authored and steered to passage, including numerous bills to correct inequities in government, including the justice system, healthcare programs and foster care services, and to address police use of force — not just this year, when public attention has become attuned to structural racism and its deadly consequences, but consistently over her legislative tenure.”

 

The editorial contrasts Mitchell with her opponent, Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson Jr., whom the Times criticizes for weakening the disciplinary system for police officers, failing to deliver promised hearings on police reform, and presiding over a redistricting process decried for “penalizing council members who had opposed his leadership and rewarding his most loyal supporters,” including Jose Huizar, a former council member under indictment for alleged corruption. 

 

The Times concludes by saying Mitchell “has been working in issues of equity and reform for her entire career. She displays the moral and policy compass Los Angeles needs in a county supervisor.” 

 

Click here to read the full endorsement from the Los Angeles Times.

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October 12, 2020
I'm excited to announce that @RepMaxineWaters and @HildaSolis have endorsed me in the race for LA County District 2 Supervisor. I would be honored to work alongside these two trailblazers to bring more more funding, services and jobs to the vibrant communities we all serve.
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October 9, 2020
I'm honored to have the endorsement of Sen. @BernieSanders for my campaign to serve as LA County Supervisor for the 2nd District. I am running to create a more just and equitable LA County. Together, we can do this: https://hollyjmitchell.com/get_involved
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October 6, 2020
“What I am proud of as a candidate is that I have not had to pivot. I am continuing to talk about the kind of work that I have done for ten years as an elected leader.” Thank you @theLAndmagazine for the opportunity to discuss my ideas for #LACounty.