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Kuehl's victory no guarantee of pro-labor bloc on Board of Supervisors
Kuehl's victory no guarantee of pro-labor bloc on Board of Supervisors

The election of former state lawmaker Sheila Kuehl to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday cheered union activists and worried fiscal conservatives. Both sides view her victory as a watershed that could create a pro-labor majority likely to expand hiring and consider pay and benefit increases for the county workforce. In its defeat of former Santa Monica City Councilman Bobby Shriver, Kuehl's campaign benefited from about $3 million in spending by public employee unions, including $1.3 million from groups representing county firefighters and deputy sheriffs. Powerful county Federation of Labor leader Maria Elena Durazo thanked Kuehl at her election-night victory...

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