Today, Supervisor Kathryn Barger announced she received the endorsement of Los Angeles County Sheriff Robert Luna. The endorsement comes as a testament to Supervisor Barger's unwavering commitment to public safety and her exceptional leadership in addressing the diverse needs of the county.
In his endorsement, Sheriff Luna praised Supervisor Barger for her tireless efforts in promoting community well-being and ensuring the safety of Los Angeles County residents.
“I am proud to endorse Supervisor Kathryn Barger for re-election,” said Sheriff Luna. “Supervisor Barger's dedication to ensuring the safety and security of Los Angeles County residents is unwavering. I commend her consistent strategic leadership, collaborative approach to getting work done, and her tireless support for law enforcement. She consistently works to strengthen our communities. Supervisor Barger is a true partner in promoting a safer and thriving Los Angeles County. I wholeheartedly support her re-election as Fifth District Supervisor. She will continue making our County a better and safer place for all.”
Sheriff Luna was overwhelmingly elected Sheriff in 2022, having built diverse coalitions across the County to make communities safer.
"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Sheriff Robert Luna, whose dedication to the safety and well-being of our communities is truly commendable,” said Supervisor Barger. “He and I have a shared commitment to working with leaders from across our County to understand and respond to their needs. Our partnership is strong.”
Sheriff Luna's endorsement is the most recent representation of public safety’s support for Supervisor Barger. She has also been endorsed by the rank and file Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs, LA Professional Peace Officers Association, LA Police Protective League, as well as the Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena police officers associations. Supervisor Barger is also supported by Democrat and Republican 5th District elected officials, as well as Planned Parenthood, housing advocates, firefighters, nurses, doctors and social workers.
Supervisor Barger was first elected in 2016, and then was overwhelmingly re-elected in 2020, winning outright in the Primary Election.