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Kathryn Barger secures third term as LA County supervisor

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger is set to embark on her third term after successfully defeating four contenders in Tuesday’s election.

Barger, first elected to represent the 5th District in 2016, avoided a November runoff with a commanding vote count exceeding the necessary 50% threshold. She stands as the lone Republican on the nonpartisan Board of Supervisors. District 5 spans over 90 communities, encompassing cities like Arcadia and Santa Clarita, as well as several unincorporated areas and Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Her competitors included state Assemblymember Chris Holden from Pasadena, who due to term limits cannot run for Assembly again. Also in the race were Perry Goldberg, founder of ThriveLA, which advocates for farming communities to aid unhoused veterans; Konstantine Anthony of the Burbank City Council; and Marlon Marroquin, a technology specialist with a focus on analyzing international crimes.

The seasoned politician acknowledges the complexity of local challenges, compounded by statewide policies that she believes do not serve her communities adequately.

“Many of our challenges are compounded by policies coming from Sacramento that create more problems than they solve, and don’t reflect the needs or desires of our communities,” Barger stated to the Los Angeles Times.

Barger’s reelection reinforces the longstanding trend that LA County supervisors seldom lose a reelection bid, with the last occurrence 44 years ago. The board’s sway is substantial, overseeing an area home to approximately 10 million people. Supervisors’ decisions impact a wide array of policy areas, reflecting the significant responsibility vested in these roles.

As reported by pasadenanow.com.

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