LOS ANGELES  — The newest LA The County Supervisor said she is ready to serve.

Lindsey Horvath now represents the county’s 3rd district, replacing Sheila Kuehl, who retired last month.

What You Need To Know

  • Supervisor Lindsey Horvath is the youngest woman ever elected to the LA Board of Supervisors

  • Supervisor Horvath represents District 3 and replaces Sheila Kuehl, who retired this year after serving two terms on the board

  • District 3 stretches from Malibu and Santa Monica to the San Fernando Valley

The 3rd district includes wealthy enclaves like Bel Air, Malibu and parts of Hancock Park and stretches up to the northern regions of the San Fernando Valley. It’s a vast area with roughly two million residents. 

After the June primary, the race for supervisor thinned to two candidates. Lindsey Horvath and Bob Hertzberg.

Bob Hertzberg was first elected to the State Senate in 1996 when Horvath was still in her teens. 

Horvath’s path to politics was different.

The small business owner served on the West Hollywood City Council and was tapped to be that city’s mayor twice, including in the spring of 2020, during one of the most wrenching chapters of the pandemic. 

Horvath spoke with “Inside the Issues” host Alex Cohen just a few days before she was sworn into office and talked about what it was like waiting for the results to be tallied after election day. 

“I will say everyday kind of became election day, because originally it was supposed to be Tuesdays and Fridays when the numbers came out,” she said, referring to the initial schedule set by the L.A County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk’s office for posting election results.

But the large number of mail in ballots led the county to change course and post updates more frequently.

“Every day was Election Day,” Horvath said.

Horvath reflected on her campaign against Hertzberg, which started off as civil and grew more acrimonious as it progressed. 

“What we need to get to is a place of civility in our discourse. Now that the campaign is over, we have to do the work to bring people back together.”

Forty-year-old Horvath is a millennial and the youngest woman ever to serve as an LA County Supervisor. When asked about her top goals and priorities, Horvath mentioned homelessness, climate change and public safety. 

Horvath said she is also proud to bring a new perspective to the board as its only renter. She said in her community, rental assistance programs were put in place even before the COVID emergency declaration.

“Things like that I think will help protect people like myself, who are paying good money to live in the places that we live, are making a home and our own communities are contributing and getting involved and just as much as somebody who owns a property,” she said.

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