State Senator Holly J. Mitchell endorses Sebastian Ridley-Thomas for Assembly


Senator Holly Mitchell's endorsement of my son Sebastian was welcome news and signals her faith in his vision and leadership:

LOS ANGELES – Tuesday, October 1, 2013 – Sebastian Ridley-Thomas today announced that state Senator Holly J. Mitchell has endorsed him for the 54th Assembly District. Mitchell represented the 54th Assembly District until her election to the 26th Senate District earlier this month.

Senator Mitchell said, “I wholeheartedly support and endorse Sebastian Ridley- Thomas for the 54th Assembly District. Sebastian will bring energy, intelligence, new ideas and a fresh perspective to the California State Assembly.”

Sebastian Ridley-Thomas said, ”I am honored to be endorsed by state Senator Holly Mitchell, a compassionate and caring political leader who I view as one of my mentors, and whose election to the 26th Senate District earlier this month has created the opening and opportunity for me to seek the vote of the people of the 54th Assembly District to succeed Senator Mitchell as their representative in the State Capitol.”

“Sebastian cares about people’s need for work and desire to succeed. He appreciates the partnerships that need to be struck between business and labor to advance job-creating economic development efforts. Sebastian cares about young people and their need for a quality education that will enable them to graduate from high school and then use their acquired knowledge and skills to capitalize on career opportunities that can secure their future,” Senator Mitchell added.

Senator Mitchell serves as Chair of the eight-member California Legislative Black Caucus (CLBC). Sebastian Ridley-Thomas previously served as the CLBC’s political director.

The special election primary for the 54th Assembly District will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. November 18 is the voter registration deadline for voters seeking to cast ballots in the 54th Assembly District’s December 3 special election.


California’s 54th Assembly District encompasses the City of Culver City and unincorporated Ladera Heights, and the Los Angeles communities of Mar Vista, Palms, Westwood, Cheviot Hills, Beverlywood, Faircrest Heights, Century City, Holmby Hills, Mid City, Lafayette Square, Baldwin Hills, View Park, Windsor Hills, Crenshaw District, Jefferson Park, Leimert Park and Park Mesa Heights.

For more information on Sebastian Ridley-Thomas’ campaign for the 54th Assembly District, go to: 

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  • Jack Abd Allah
    commented 2013-12-28 23:32:37 -0800
    Thank you