September 16, 2020
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.”