State Sen. Henry Stern Enters Race for LA County’s Third District

State Sen. Henry Stern (D-Calabasas) announced his candidacy for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, Third District last week. The announcement followed the approval of a new map of LA County Supervisorial Districts by the Los Angeles County Citizens Redistricting Commission. The new map leaves the western portion of District Three mostly intact and incorporates a portion of Stern’s senate district.

It matters who you represent,” Stern told The Acorn. “This isn’t an arbitrary political position. This is a very on-the-ground kind of job. County government is the tip of the spear of all the crises we are facing.”

One of those crises is public safety.

“People don’t feel safe on the streets in L.A,” Stern said.

“I think it’s incredibly arrogant to try to tell them everything’s fine.”

Stern joins an impressive field of hopefuls vying to replace Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. State Assemblyman Richard Bloom, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, and West Hollywood City Councilwoman and former mayor Lindsey Horvath are running for the seat. Sen. Bob Hertzberg (D-Van Nuys) is also considering a run.

Sheila Kuehl is supporting Horvath’s candidacy. Stern has picked up an endorsement from Agoura Hills Mayor Deborah Klein Lope.