Assemblymember Holly Mitchell (D-Culver City), in only her second term in public office, has been elected Chair of the California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC) by Caucus members for the 2013-2014 session.
The Caucus, which addresses policy and budgetary issues affecting black Californians, consists of the nine African American members of the state’s Legislature, including two Senators and seven members of the Assembly. Mitchell served as Caucus secretary in her first two-year term.
“I am honored to be chosen Chair by my peers and excited about the opportunity to lead the Black Caucus,” said Assemblywoman Mitchell, who was re-elected November 6 to represent the diverse 54th Assembly District, which includes such historically black neighborhoods as the Crenshaw District, parts of South Los Angeles and Ladera Heights. “We will speak out on issues and pursue solutions to problems which disproportionately impact African Americans – poverty, the education deficit, the need for jobs, and barriers to opportunity.”