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Sheila Kuehl launches committee to run for LA County Board of Supervisors

Sheila Kuehl

Sheila Kuehl

Former member of the state Legislature Sheila Kuehl confirmed Thursday she will run for the Board of Supervisors' Third District when Zev Yaroslavsky is termed out in 2014.

Sheila Kuehl, a former member of the state Assembly and Senate, confirmed to KPCC Thursday that she will run for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors in 2014.

Kuehl will run for the Third District, which is currently represented by Zev Yaroslavsky, who will be termed out of office next year.

“It’s really the only place I can imagine using all the things that I learned in the Legislature in 14 years,” Kuehl told KPCC.

“My priorities [are] environmental, health and human services, and then the third thing really has to do with transportation.”

Members of the Board of Supervisors also serve on the Metro Board, which oversees public transportation for L.A. County. 

“I want to make certain that we continue our adherence to really developing public transit, paying attention to the way people in the county are able to get around, get to work, do what they want to do and maybe not have to use their car so much,” Kuehl said.

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