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Runoff vote in supervisor race will be pivotal for L.A. County
Runoff vote in supervisor race will be pivotal for L.A. County

The runoff election pitting Sheila Kuehl against Bobby Shriver for an open seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is shaping up to be a pivotal contest that could shift the balance of power on a panel with regionwide influence. The winner will join a board flanked on one side by two labor-friendly Democrats, Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and newly elected Hilda Solis, and two Republicans, Mike Antonovich and Don Knabe. Retiring Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has played a centrist role on the board for decades, pursuing progressive social policies and programs while often serving as a fiscal watchdog willing to say no to county labor unions. Kuehl, a former state lawmaker,...

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