Why I’m Running For County Supervisor

Why I’m Running For County Supervisor

Why I’m Running For County Supervisor

I am running to be your County Supervisor because I care about our community and understand firsthand how important county government is to the lives of those living in the Fifth District.

Living in the District

A life long resident of the Fifth District (I was born in Los Angeles and have lived in the San Gabriel Valley since 1960), I have also been a deputy in Supervisor Mike Antonovich’s office for twenty-eight years. The past fifteen years I have served as Mike’s Chief Deputy Supervisor. This has provided me with a unique, on-the-ground understanding of the Supervisor’s job and what it requires, and with this knowledge I can and will deliver results to the people and businesses in our area.

I understand and have direct experience dealing with our county health services, mental health, public health, public social services, and child protective services. I have also worked firsthand with constituent services.

Working in the District

The same applies to public safety and security. Recently the Association For Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS), representing nearly 8,000 sheriff deputies, endorsed me because they know my record on public safety in our community.

Economic growth and job creation are of critical importance to our Fifth District. I have a strong working relationship with business, labor, and the other Supervisors; this means I can deliver the support we need to encourage economic growth and opportunity in our district, creating better jobs for all of us.

Experience with our local communities

To serve the needs of our Fifth District and the County in general, your Supervisor needs to understand our local government partners, engage State and Federal government, and work with other Board Members. As Chief Deputy Supervisor, I have done this. I will do even better as your Supervisor. That is why I am pleased have the endorsements of a diverse group of elected and community leaders, including Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich, District Attorney Steve Cooley, Congressman David Dreier, and many others who have encouraged me to run.

I am not a career politician. Seeking this office is not just another rung on my political ladder for me.  I want to serve you as Supervisor to contribute the most I can to our community, where I have lived since birth.

I am also asking for your support! Thank you for considering my candidacy and I look forward to meeting you.

Sincerely,

Kathryn

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ENDORSEMENTS

LOS ANGELES COUNTY FEDERATION OF LABOR, AFL-CIO

TERRENCE WILLIAMS
Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte Town Council

THE HON. BOB KELLAR
Mayor of Santa Clarita

ABOUT THE 5TH DISTRICT…  DID YOU KNOW?

Pasadena

Pasadena was incorporated on June 19, 1886, becoming only the second city to be incorporated in what is now Los Angeles County, after the City of Los Angeles. Pasadena is the ninth-largest city in Los Angeles County and 183rd-largest in the United States with a population of 139,731. The city is known for hosting the annual Rose Bowl football game and Tournament of Roses Parade. In addition, Pasadena has many scientific and cultural institutions including Caltech, JPL, Art Center, Fuller Theological Seminary and the Pasadena Playhouse. 

Pasadena is also a great place to do business. The Old Pasadena district  is a historic 20-block area known for its award winning streetscapes, walkways and breathtaking architectural styles. With its collection of tenants such as Tiffany and Co., Crate & Barrel, J Crew, etc., local retailers, and boutiques, complement an outstanding array of the region’s finest restaurants.

San Gabriel

Often referred to as the “Birthplace” of Los Angeles, San Gabriel can be traced back to the late 1700s when Franciscan Fathers established the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel with help from the local Gabrieleno-Tongva tribe. San Gabriel was incorporated in 1913 and now boasts a population of more than 42,000 that spans 4.09 square miles. The City is now a center for culture and art, the Mission San Gabriel Arcángel, founded by Father Junipero Serra, is the fourth of twenty-one California Missions, and is known as the “Pride of the California Missions.

San Gabriel is also a great place to do business. The federal government and the Port of Long Beach have designated two foreign trade zones in San Gabriel to benefit businesses through tax incentives. In these zones, goods can be stored and manipulated without going through customs and importers can defer payment of duties until the goods leave the warehouse. Businesses engaged in foreign trade can save money on processing fees, domestic liquor taxes, interests on goods, and consolidation costs. The also city offers partial fee waivers, incentives, or adjustments for projects that will bring significant tax revenue, build affordable housing, or create more than 100 jobs.

Covina

The City of Covina was incorporated in 1901 and has a population of 47,796. The City’s slogan “One Mile Square and All There”, was coined when the incorporated area of the city was only one square mile, making it the smallest city in area in the country. However, by 1909, the city was the third largest orange producer in the world and claimed to have “the best oranges in the world” as late as the 1950s. The orange groves have since been replaced by single-family homes and businesses. Covina’s bustling local economy and small town atmosphere make it a great place to live and run a business.

Arcadia

Arcadia was incorporated in 1903 and has a population of approximately 60,000 people in an 11.2 square mile area. The City government is “full-service” with its own Police Department, Fire Department and Library.
The city is known for beautiful neighborhoods, warm character and a “community of homes” atmosphere. Arcadia has also been designated a Tree City USA for seventeen consecutive years.

The city has a broad commercial base with businesses ranging from the very small to the very large. Westfield Santa Anita is a popular regional mall and many consider Santa Anita Race Track to be the finest facility of its type in the country. Arcadia remains true to its motto of “Community of Homes” by maintaining a good balance of quality economic development that mixes harmoniously with its primarily residential nature.