Environmental Groups Endorse Mitchell for Supervisor
February 6, 2020
After considering the candidates running in the election for Los Angeles County Supervisor, 2nd District, the Sierra Club is proud to endorse State Senator Holly Mitchell. She also received the endorsement of two other environmental groups, the California League of Conservation Voters and Los Angeles League of Conservation Voters.)
According to the club's press release, Mitchell's responses to their questionnaire showed real knowledge of and commitment to the environmental issues facing the district and the best means to address them. This was especially true in regard to the Inglewood Oil Field and the importance of the issue of environmental justice in the district.
In response to receiving the endorsement of three influential environmental groups, Holly Mitchell commented, "Having worked closely with each of these organizations to create and pass legislation that protects our natural resources and the health of our communities, it is an honor to receive this level of support from the environmental justice community. We must continue to work together to meet the unique environmental needs of the Second Supervisorial District. This includes safeguarding neighborhoods that are near the largest oil field in the country, protecting the Ballona Wetlands, and expanding parks and green spaces to underserved communities. Achieving this, along with actualizing our bold vision of a Fossil Fuel Free LA County are a few of the key environmental priorities I am committed to achieving as a County Supervisor."
Holly Mitchell has been one of the Sierra Club's strongest allies on challenging the oil and gas industry and she has been a true champion of environmental justice, an issue of particular concern to the residents of the 2nd District. In 2014, she carried SB 1132, a bill to establish a moratorium on fracking and she worked hard to get that bill passed. She later became the chair of the Senate Budget Committee and has worked closely with the Sierra Club on specific issues related to the budget.