Holly Hancock

Key Facts

Party N/A; nonpartisan election
Status Challenger


Holly Hancock received a B.A. in English and Rhetoric from the University of Illinios at Urbana-Champaign, and a J.D. from Southwestern Law School. During school, she was the editor of ‘The Griot,’ a black student newspaper. Hancock has worked in the LA County Office of the Public Defender for 15 years, and currently serves as the Deputy-in-Charge of the Criminal Record Clearing Unit [2]. She trains community organizers on the types of expungements available, and provides expungement events for unhoused or housing insecure individuals. Hancock serves as the Chair of the Legal Redress Committee of the Venice-Monica branch of the NAACP and on the Resolutions Committee of the LA County Bar Association. She is a member of the Black Women’s Democratic Club, past president of the Black Public Defender’s Association, past board member of Black Women’s Lawyers, current steward of Local 148, LAC Public Defender’s Union, and co-chair of a graduate chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. She previously worked as a flight attendant, and served as the Grievance Chair, Local Council Representative, Secretary, and Vice President for the Association of Flight Attendants (AFA-CWA) Los Angeles Local Council 12 [7].

Key Issues


Hancock wants to take a people-centered approach and hear cases with equanimity, free of political influence [7]. She wants to increase representation and diversity in the judicial system [2].


Hancock has experience providing legal services such as expungements to homeless individuals [7].

Public Safety

Hancock wants to invest in alternatives to incarceration such as collaborative courts. She wants to support re-entry programs [2].


The Los Angeles Times; The Los Angeles Sentinel; The Watts Times; Party Endorsement; Los Angeles County Democratic Party; Los Angeles African American Woman PAC; National Women’s Political Caucus, SGV; Sunrise Movement; Ground Game, LA; La Defensa; The Future Left; Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley; Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club; Americans for Democratic Action, Southern CA; Democratic Alliance for Action of Santa Clarita; Culver City Democratic Club; West LA Democratic Club; Progressive Asian Network for Action; Silver Echo Feliz Democratic Club; Martin Luther King, Jr. Democratic Club; YES WE CAN Democratic Club; Progressive Democrats of the Santa Monica Mountains; Glendale Democratic Club; Burbank Democratic Club; Santa Monica Democratic Club; BLAYD – Black Los Angeles Young Democrats; Stonewall Democratic Club; New Frontier Democratic Club; Southern; California Armenian Democrats; Foothill Community Democrats; North Valley Democratic Club; Roofers and Waterproofers Union, Local 36; Association of Flight Attendants – CWA; Unite Here! Local 11; Local 39000 Federation of Court Interpreters; Local 148 for; Public Defenders; Councilmember Mike Bonin, City of Los Angeles; Ash Kalra, Assemblymember of 27th CA Assembly; Isaac Bryan, Assemblymember of 54th CA Assembly; Anthony J. Portantino, Senator of Senate District 25; Nichelle Henderson, Board of Trustee of LACCD Seat 5; Jackie Goldberg, Board Member of LAUSD District 5; Pat Sanders, Vice Chair of LAC Democratic Party; Daniel Lee, Mayor; David Patterson, Mayor Pro Tem L.; Jawane Hilton, Mayor Pro Tem; Angie Reyes-English, Councilmember; Alex Monteiro, Councilmember; Monica Cooper, City Treasurer; Brandon Mims, City Treasurer; Dr. Mark Henderson, Councilmember; Konstantine Anthony, Vice-Mayor; Yasmine McMorrin, Councilmember; Sylvia Ballin, Councilmember; Al Austin, Councilmember; Lyndsey Horvath, Councilmember; Frank Aurelio Yokoyama, Councilmember; Ana Valencia, Vice Mayor; Aly Sajjad Taj,Councilmember; Jason Lyon, Planning Commissioner; Sasha Renee Perez, Mayor; Scarlet Peralta, Councilwoman; Honorable Lucy Armendariz, LASC; Honorable Wendy Segall, LASC; Honorable Lowynn Young, LASC; Honorable Patricia J. Titus, LASC; Honorable Rene Gilbertson, LASC; Justine Esack, Chief Public Defender, Los Angeles County; Thomas Moore, Assistant Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County; George Moyer, Deputy Public Defender, 2022 Long Beach Prosecutor Candidate; Victor Narro, UCLA Law Professor, Immigration and Labor Rights Expert


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