Last Updated on October 29, 2009 by Paulette Brown-Hinds
Community and political leaders from across the Inland Empire gathered at the home of longtime Riverside residents and event hosts Al and Ola Faye Stephens to support the candidacy of Holly Mitchell for State Assembly. Holly, a native Angeleno thanked those who gathered for their longtime support of she and her family.
“You all have always been very good to me…as a student leader at Poly High and UCR in the 80’s through today…” Mitchell noted.
Mitchell is running for the 47th AD, the seat currently held by Speaker of the Assembly Karen Bass, who has enthusiastically endorsed Mitchell’s candidacy.
Community leaders Lois Carson, Dr. Carolyn Murray, Dell Roberts and Barbara Smith co-hosted the event that aimed to raise necessary funds to help guarantee Mitchell’s success in the 2010 election.
Assemblywoman Wilmer Carter, who joins many of her legislative colleagues in endorsing Mitchell, stated that she is hopeful that more candidates with Mitchell’s background would consider running for public office.
With over 50 people in attendance, Mitchell spoke eloquently about her concerns about the future state budget, the economy, public education and how all of our communities will fair. “Our elected leaders have got to make the needs of working families and our children a legislative priority,” she stated, “and those are issues that are critical to us all.”