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On the Campaign Trail: Bobby Shriver on his candidacy for the LA County 3rd District Supervisor seat




Bobby Shriver is running in the mid-term election for a seat on the five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.  Shriver, the former mayor of Santa Monica and nephew of President John Kennedy, faces former State Senator Sheila Kuehl, who beat Shriver in the June primary 36-29 percent.
Bobby Shriver is running in the mid-term election for a seat on the five-member Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. Shriver, the former mayor of Santa Monica and nephew of President John Kennedy, faces former State Senator Sheila Kuehl, who beat Shriver in the June primary 36-29 percent.
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Bobby Shriver is campaigning for a seat on the LA County Board of Supervisors, a powerful position that shapes the allocation of $25 billion in annual spending. The position hasn't been open in nearly 20 years, and the contest is fierce between Shriver and his opponent, Sheila Kuehl.

Shriver, nephew of former President John F. Kennedy, has served in Santa Monica as a council member and as the mayor. In addition, he has experience in various sectors, including venture capital, entertainment, law, and non-profit international aid programs. But despite his family legacy and extensive experience, the election is going to come down to who can convince voters that they are the right one for the job.

Yesterday, Larry spoke with Kuehl about her candidacy. Today, he checks in with Shriver.

With large budgets come large decisions. What do you want the Board of Supervisors to prioritize?

Guest:

Bobby Shriver, candidate for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors 3rd District. He was chairman of the California State Park and Recreation Commission and was a council member and mayor for the City of Santa Monica.