About Kathryn Barger

About Kathryn Barger


In the November 2016 Election, Kathryn Barger will be running for Supervisor in Los Angeles County’s Fifth District. The current Supervisor, Mike Antonovich, is retiring because of term limits.

Kathryn Barger is the only candidate for County Supervisor who was born, raised, and is a lifelong resident of the Fifth District. After earning a BA in Communications from Ohio Wesleyan University, Kathryn began her career working in the private sector. Her interests in public service led her to return home where she went to work for Mike Antonovich. For the past 15 years, Kathryn has been Chief Deputy Supervisor where she manages the Supervisor’s Office and serves as the official liaison with community and local business groups. She has strong ties to them, knows their problems and delivers results. Kathryn is also an expert on healthcare, mental health and children’s issues because of her work with Supervisor Antonovich. He has encouraged her to run and endorsed her candidacy for Supervisor.

Fiscally Responsible

As Chief Deputy Supervisor, Kathryn strives to make government more efficient by reducing burdensome bureaucracy and regulation. She will continue that tradition of fiscally responsible county governance, holding down spending and taxes while investing in critical services like public safety, economic development, and transportation.

Commitment to Safety

Kathryn is committed to keeping our neighborhoods and communities safe. She helped implement Megan’s Law to ensure all residents have information about sex offenders in their neighborhoods. The wife of a retired Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff, her anti-crime platform, which advocates for more local patrols and body cameras for officers, has earned her the endorsement of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, the Los Angeles County Firefighters and the support of three former LA District Attorneys – Steve Cooley, Gil Garcetti, and Bob Philibosian.

Kathryn’s years of service to the LA Board of Supervisors has included a multitude of initiatives to help families and children that provide or expand vital mental health and public health services, housing resources for foster care youth, and anti-fraud policy changes that protect welfare recipient and taxpayer.

Problem Solver

Kathryn Barger is a recognized problem solver. Her record of service has won her bi-partisan support from leaders throughout the Fifth District and Los Angeles County, including Republican Supervisor Antonovich and Democratic Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

Kathryn Barger is uniquely prepared to serve the Fifth District and you.





Monrovia-Arcadia-Duarte Town Council

Mayor of Santa Clarita



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.


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 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.