Voters in Los Angeles County’s 2nd District will have a choice between two established candidates for the Board of Supervisors on Nov. 3, as Los Angeles City Councilman Herb Wesson Jr., 10th District, and state Sen. Holly Mitchell (D-Los Angeles) compete to replace Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas, who is term-limited.
Wesson has served on the council since 2005, including an eight-year stint as council president, the first African American to hold the position. Prior to his time on the council, Wesson served in the state Assembly for six years, including two years as speaker of the Assembly.
“I’m running for county supervisor to build a greater Los Angeles for our children and grandchildren – a Los Angeles where housing is affordable, our youth have the tools they need to succeed and we are able to spend more time with our families and less time sitting in traffic,” Wesson said on his website. “Together, we can tackle the biggest issues facing our community today. I will take the lessons I’ve learned as speaker of the state Assembly and president of the Los Angeles City Council to make Los Angeles an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
Mitchell also served in the Assembly. She was first elected in 2010 and served for nearly three years before she won a special election and joined the state Senate in 2013.
“Now more than ever, it matters who decides on how we invest in our communities, provide vital services and protect future generations … I have dedicated my career to addressing the issues that impact county residents and Californians across the state,” Mitchell said on her website. “As a state Senator and chair of the Budget Committee, my expertise in creating policy solutions and guiding the budget for the fifth largest economy in the world, has meant progressive reforms and funding to meet the real needs of local communities. Join me in upholding our collective responsibility to believe in and fight for the best Los Angeles County has to offer.”
For information, visit wessonforsupervisor2020.com and hollyjmitchell.com.
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