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Barger Claims Victory in Reelection Bid

In her campaign for reelection as Los Angeles County Supervisor of the 5th District, San Marino resident Kathryn Barger claimed victory for her bid for a third and final term on the board.

“I want to thank every voter who supported our campaign,” Barger said in a statement on March 7. “It is because of your support that I am positioned to continue representing our county’s large and diverse 5th District. 

“County service has been my focus for over 35 years and the results so far serve as a validation that experience and hard work does not go unnoticed. I am proud of our campaign, which focused on putting people over politics. Our communities deserve leadership that represents their priorities and voice.”

Tuesday’s updated results of the March primary election showed Barger with 57.2% of the vote (184,515 votes), ahead of runner-up Assemblyman Chris Holden’s 21.9% (70,556).

The 5th District covers more than 90 communities, including the cities of Arcadia, Burbank, La Cañada, Palmdale, Santa Clarita, Temple City, along with the unincorporated areas of Agua Dulce, Claremont, Palmdale, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Lakeview Terrace, Sunland, Toluca Lake and Valley Village.

“Our county is at a critical juncture and there is much to do,” Barger added. “We have to keep working to raise the quality of life of all residents. We have to keep working to address our most pressing local issues such as homelessness and keeping communities safe. I am optimistic we have momentum to deliver meaningful change. I look forward to the work that lies ahead.”

According to a March 11 press release from county officials, there are still 238,500 ballots to count from the primary election. A majority of outstanding ballots are vote-by-mail submissions.

The L.A. County supervisors rank among the most influential local government officials nationwide. The five board members govern a county with approximately 10 million residents. Supervisors are elected to serve four-year terms and can remain in office for up to 12 consecutive years.

First published in the March 14 issue of the San Marino Tribune


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