First published in the Feb. 16 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced the launch of her reelection campaign for 5th District Supervisor — a top local government leadership position she has held since her initial election in 2016.
The supervisor, whose district includes La Cañada Flintridge, was reelected for a second term in 2020.
“I am launching this reelection campaign with a lot of enthusiasm and focus,” Barger said in a statement. “I have worked hard to keep public safety, homelessness and investing in local businesses front and center through my policy motions and strong collaborations with stakeholders from a variety of public and private sectors.
“I am proud of my work and progress on challenging the status quo on homelessness, funding more law enforcement patrols to fight crime, and expanding care for our communities — but there is more to be done. My bid for a third and final term reflects my commitment to keeping up the fight to bring the change L.A. County residents demand and need,” she added.
Barger enters the supervisorial race with strong backing from numerous labor organizations and dozens of 5th District city mayors and council members.
“I have developed a reputation as a no-nonsense, hard-working leader,” Barger said. “I’ve demonstrated an unwavering commitment to collaboration and have served as a constant advocate for 5th District municipalities and workers. The endorsements my campaign has received to date are a testament to my track record. I believe this show of support is just the beginning of what will be resolute backing from cities, labor and community leaders.”