Holly Mitchell’s Election Day Victory Puts 5 Women On The LA County Board Of Supervisors For The First Time In History

A county board of supervisors that was once known as “five little kings” will have to come up with a new nickname. With the election of Holly Mitchell, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors has made history as all of its members are women, according to ABC7.

Earlier this week, State Senator Holly Mitchell was celebrating a lopsided victory against her opponent L.A. City Councilman Herb Wesson. The election was to replace termed-out Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas in the county’s Second District. The results from Tuesday night’s election had Mitchell winning by a surprisingly wide margin as she garnered nearly 61% of the vote–roughly 100,000 more votes than Wesson.

“This seat has always been hard fought and rightfully so, because of the immense responsibility the Board of Supervisors have in creating policies that will impact over 10 million residents. My opponent, Herb Wesson, has dedicated his life to serving our community. I applaud his impressive body of work and share in his commitment to fighting for the residents of the Second Supervisorial District, said Mitchell as reported by NBC Los Angeles.

“My campaign was based on creating a more equitable, inclusive, and prosperous L.A. County. I am proud of the integrity with which we built our movement. This was truly a community-driven campaign, powered by hundreds of volunteers from a coalition of grassroots organizations, labor unions, Democratic clubs, and residents,” she continued.

She now joins supervisors Sheila Kuehl, Hilda Solis, Kathryn Barger and Janice Hahn to complete the all-women team.