Laura Chick

Supervisors' races could create female majority

Supervisors' races could create female majority

There is only one woman on the 15-member Los Angeles City Council.

Statewide, women have been losing ground at other elected levels.

But the emerging field of potential candidates for next year's Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors election raises the odds that women could capture a majority of seats for the first time ever.

Some see that prospect as a major milestone in a state where both U.S. senators are women but where representation in lower offices is lagging.

Currently, 67 of the 296 county boards of supervisors seats in the state are held by women, according California Women Lead, a nonprofit, nonpartisan association of female...