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Why the LA County supervisor race matters




Candidates Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl are two Santa Monica residents running against each other for the Board of Supervisors.
Candidates Bobby Shriver and Sheila Kuehl are two Santa Monica residents running against each other for the Board of Supervisors.
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Former State Senator Sheila Kuehl and former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver both want to to replace County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors wields tremendous power, reports KPCC's Frank Stoltze. The board oversees a $26 billion budget and more than 100,000 county employees -- including sheriff’s deputies, foster care workers, and public hospital doctors and nurses. Its decisions affect more than ten million county residents.

Read the full story: LA County supervisors: Six key questions facing Kuehl, Shriver