Election 2020: County Supervisor Race is Set
Carson’s long serving representative on the L.A. County Board of Supervisors, Mark Ridley-Thomas, is facing term limits in 2020. A March primary for candidates seeking to replace Ridley-Thomas saw L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson and State Senator Holly Mitchell receive the most votes. They will face off head-to-head in the General Election in November.
Just a few thousand votes separated Wesson and Mitchell in the Primary, less than a percentage point difference. There were seven total candidates in the primary race, including former L.A. City Councilwoman Jan Perry and Carson’s Mayor, Albert Robles. They finished 3rd and 4th, respectively.
Carson sits at the southern edge of L.A. County’s 2nd Supervisorial District, which stretches up to Downtown L.A. and as far west as Inglewood and Culver City. The Supervisor represents nearly 2 million residents and is one of five members to sit on the County Board — the largest local government body in the United States. With a budget of $30 billion the Board oversees key services like voter registration, public health, the County courts and jails, tax assessments and more. Carson, like many cities, is policed by the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department, whose funding is overseen by the County Board of Supervisors.
Supervisor Candidates Forum
Carson Accountability & Transparency has begun planning a forum with candidates for L.A. County Supervisor. This will be an in-person forum in September, if social distancing has ended.
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