Former West Hollywood City Councilmember and Mayor Lindsey P. Horvath formally assumed office as the Los Angeles County Supervisor for the Third District on Dec. 5 succeeding Supervisor Sheila J. Kuehl. She is the youngest woman ever to serve on that body and the first millennial.
“It is with great honor and humility that I accept this call to serve as Supervisor for LA County’s Third District,” said Horvath in her remarks. “Los Angeles today stands on the precipice. In the past five years, we’ve suffered a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic, witnessed growing inequality and homeless- ness, and been called to action by the largestracial justice movement in a generation. We know this is a moment of profound change. We can sense it. We can feel it.”
She added, “I am honored to be in this work with all of you and I would not be here today without the support and encouragement of my family, my friends, my colleagues, and my allies. Thank you for believing in me, and for believing in this moment. This seat does not belong to me – it belongs to all of you. It belongs to the people of the Third District –and the people willing to fight for our future. I am humbled and honored to march forward with you. To take those bold steps forward into the unknown. As the Board’s 166th member – and 8th woman – I join you in writing the next great chapter for Los Angeles County.”
The Third District includes the city of Beverly Hills and stretches from the San Fernando Valley to the Santa Monica Mountains all the way to the Ventura County Line and the Conejo Valley.
In addition to Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti and former Third District Supervisors Zev Yaroslavsky and Sheila J. Kuehl, three Beverly Hills City Councilmembers – Lester Friedman, Sharona Nazarian and Julian Gold – attended the ceremony.