Testimonials

Testimonials

Kathryn Barger is a strong leader with the experience, qualifications, and good judgment to solve complex County issues. That is why she has been my Chief of Staff and Chief Deputy Supervisor. She has been responsive to the needs of Fifth District for years; she is fully prepared to be your Supervisor and will not need on-the-job training.

Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fifth District—Michael D. Antonovich

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I have had the pleasure of working with Kathryn Barger in her role as Chief Deputy Supervisor.  Kathryn has the extensive knowledge and experience needed to hit the ground running and has shown great dedication to the people of Los Angeles County and the Fifth District. She is extremely qualified to join the Board as Supervisor for the 5th District and I am proud to endorse her.  I look forward to working with her on the important issues we face in the county, including meeting the needs of our county’s most vulnerable children, veterans and seniors.

Los Angeles County Supervisor, Third District—Sheila Kuehl

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The Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, the largest association of deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators in the United States, currently representing more than 7,500 sworn law enforcement officers, is pleased to endorse your candidacy for election to Los Angeles County Supervisor, Fifth District.

Association of Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS)

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At a time of enormous transition on the LA County Board of Supervisors, Kathryn Barger has the experience and the ability to hit the ground running. As Chief Deputy Supervisor, Kathryn knows the challenges facing the Board and, as a lifelong resident of the Fifth District, she has a deep understanding of the challenges facing the communities she will serve as Supervisor. I look forward to working with her on real and lasting solutions for the City and the County.

Mayor, City of Los Angeles—Eric Garcetti

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Barger is a thoughtful and experienced policymaker who would bring a good balance of continuity and new thinking, pragmatism and creativity, to the board. She is the better choice… She would likely work well with the current board majority on the top challenges that currently face the county: homelessness, mental health and child welfare.

The Los Angeles Times

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In her role as Chief Deputy Supervisor Kathryn Barger has been great to work with over the years, and I look forward to working with her when she is elected County Supervisor for the Fifth District. Kathryn knows the issues and has the track record for the job. I endorse her enthusiastically.

Congresswoman, 32nd Congressional District—Grace Napolitano

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Twelve years of working together on issues that affected nearly every community in the greater Los Angeles region: domestic violence, juvenile crime, elder abuse, street crime, and neighborhood crime. As the Chief Deputy District Attorney, for four years Kathryn was my go to person to seek advice and help from the Board of Supervisors. For eight years as the District Attorney, Kathryn was still my go to person. It was clear to me that she knew every aspect of her Supervisorial District and she actively helped me in my effort to not just successfully prosecute crime, but worked with me to prevent crime in your neighborhood.

It is those twelve years of having worked with Kathryn that propelled me to offer my endorsement and a vote of complete confidence – confidence that she would be a fabulous and accessible member of the Board of Supervisors.

Former Los Angeles County District Attorney—Gil Garcetti (1992-2000)

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I am pleased to learn that you have formally announced your candidacy for Supervisor. I have known you for nearly two decades, and I am well acquainted with your skills, experience and talents that make you extremely well qualified to serve the citizens of Los Angeles County.

Former Los Angeles County District Attorney—Steve Cooley (2000-2012)

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I have worked with Kathryn Barger for many years on law enforcement and community issues. Her track record on public safety and a broad range of County matters is unsurpassed.  Kathryn is a true leader and strongly supports first responders. She is my clear choice for Fifth District Supervisor.

Former Los Angeles County District Attorney—Robert Philibosian (1981-1984)

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Kathryn’s long time ties to the community and experience enable her to best understand California’s unique law enforcement needs. Because of her commitment to effective law enforcement and meaningful criminal justice reform, the members and supporters of the LAPPL strong endorse her candidacy for Los Angeles County Supervisor.

Los Angeles Police Protective League

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As residents of our nation’s largest, most important and complex county we are fortunate that Kathryn Barger is willing to serve. I’ve worked with her for many years and am honored to support her. Kathryn has brains, compassion and skill — just what it takes to be a first rate supervisor.

Former Member of the United States House of Representatives—David Dreier (1981-2013)

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I am endorsing Kathryn Barger for our next County Supervisor because it’s not about her, it’s about the community and the Fifth District.  Kathryn has the intellect, experience and community-focused leadership to build on the legacy of her respected predecessor. Kathryn grew up right here in our community and she will deliver for us on economic development, transportation, public safety, and the delivery of basic county services.  As the hometown favorite, I believe Pasadena will give Kathryn a significant boost to win the race!  I look forward to working with Kathryn Barger when she is elected our Supervisor.

Councilmember, City of Pasadena—John J. Kennedy

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Kathryn Barger brings the commitment to service that we have appreciated about Mike Antonovich. She also will have the same commitment to responsible budgeting and job creation as our Supervisor.

 Councilmember, City of Monrovia—Becky Shevlin

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With her experience as Chief Deputy Supervisor, Kathryn Barger understands the many challenges facing our local communities now – in public safety, the environment and transportation – and has the dedication, commitment and expertise to get the job done.

Councilmember, City of San Marino—Richard Sun

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As a retired police officer and as a current city councilman, I know that Kathryn Barger is committed to public safety. She understands resources to our officers on the street who put their lives on the line each day. She has worked tirelessly with local, state and federal leaders in support of strong but fair law enforcement efforts, pushing for more stringent penalties for violent offenders, while championing changes to mental health laws to provide better treatment to the mentally ill and enhanced assistance to the homeless.

Councilmember, City of Covina—Walter Allen

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Kathryn has the experience and ability to keep the 5th District on the cutting edge of economic and employment growth, while maintaining the quality of life for the residents. She has my full support!

Former Councilman and Mayor, City of Glendora—Gary M. Clifford III

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We are confident that Ms. Barger’s solid understanding of and commitment to issues of concern to the Armenian American constituency in the district will form the basis of decisions she will make which affect our constituency, and we are certain that her willingness and readiness to maintain open lines of communication with our community will serve as a foundation for a long and result-oriented relationship

Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region

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I am happy to endorse Kathryn Barger as the LA County Supervisor of the 5th District due to her excellent work with the Monrovia Arcadia Duarte Town Council over the years as a COMMUNITY for the three cities we represent as advisors for the 5th district of Los Angeles County. She has been a great tool representing “inclusion” for all who reside in our area which is what we need to succeed. With her winning this seat is a win, win for all us as we work together for the “betterment” of our communities we represent!

M.U.S.D. School Board / Monrovia Arcadia Duarte Town Council—Terrence G. Williams

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As a nineteen year former member of the Altadena Town Council, which serves the community as an information aggregator collecting community needs and opinions for presentation to Mike, I soundly support Kathy for the 5th District. Her intimate knowledge garnered over 15 years of all things in the 5th, and all things in the vast and complex County, as well as all the magnificent personnel which she has fostered and who promptly and expertly address our needs assures me we will have a seamless transition and continuing vigilance for the needs of communities and the entire County.

Former Altadena Town Councilmember—Harold “Jamie” Bissner

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Kathryn is the candidate for supervisor that has lived in the district and represented it as Chief Deputy to Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich. The only candidate that  has the institutional knowledge of the county operations and the county’s public safety needs. Kathryn  is  endorsed by personnel and associations from the various sectors of public safety to include law-enforcement, fire fighters, lifeguards and probation officers as  they know she will lead the way to maintain public safety in Los Angeles County.

Veteran law enforcement executive;  Criminal justice professor and Probation Commissioner—Don Meredith

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I had the pleasure of working with Kathryn while serving as a Commissioner on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Child Protection and during my time with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department’s Special Victims Bureau.  Through those difficult times, after the tragic death of Gabriel Fernandez, I found Kathryn to be extremely concerned on how best to fix the child protection system.  Her pointed questions, concern and focus convinced me that Kathryn is the right person to continue the work in child protection that her soon to be former boss, Michael D. Antonovich helped start.  Kathryn has my complete support.

Blue Ribbon Commissioner—Dan Scott

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Kathryn Barger already knows and understands the needs of the people and communities of northern Los Angeles County. Her record of accomplishment for Supervisor Antonovich makes Kathryn uniquely prepared to serve as our Supervisor from day one.

Antelope Valley Republican Party—Larry Grooms

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I hereby endorse Kathryn Barger for LA County Supervisor 5th District as the most capable candidate to replace Mike Antonovich with a smooth transition to continue Mike’s exceptional work helping the most successful district in LA County.

State Chairman – California Republican National Hispanic Assembly; Council Member Santa Clarita Division Association of Realtors—Errol Valladares

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Kathryn is well qualified to lead and fairly serve the people of Los Angeles County. I’ve known her for over 15 years and have the highest regard for her ability, fairness and leadership.

Ken West—Former Pomona Councilmember

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As the Fifth District continues to grow in residents, Los Angeles County services increase. It is important that someone with your skills and expertise understands the needs of not only the district’s residents and businesses, but also the CAPE professional employees whose work is vital to Los Angeles County moving forward.

California Association of Professional Employees