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Gloria Molina opens up about why there aren’t more women in local politics




Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina of the first district.
Los Angeles County Supervisor Gloria Molina of the first district.
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Los Angeles County supervisor Gloria Molina shocked many when she announced her candidacy for city council against incumbent Jose Huizar earlier this month.

Molina is only three months away from being termed out of office as supervisor, a position she has held for over two decades. She was the first Latina to serve in the California legislature, the Board of Supervisors and the Los Angeles City Board. The supervisor has publicly expressed her concern over the lack of female representation in city hall. Still, some argue that Molina has made a radical choice in choosing to run against the popular Huizar instead of following her initial plan of retirement. Molina joins AirTalk to speak more on her candidacy, her legacy and her plans for the near future.

Guest:

Gloria Molina, outgoing Los Angeles County supervisor and candidate for LA City Council