The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors controls a budget of more than $36 billion and makes the laws that govern a population of more than 10 million. Needless to say, this five-member board holds an enormous amount of power. Sheila Kuehl, the supervisor for the third district, is retiring. Ahead of the June 7 primary, KPCC/LAist and KCRW are hosting a series of one-on-one interviews with the candidates to replace her. KCRW host Steve Chiotakis (he/him) will be asking the candidates questions that matter most to you.
Bob Hertzberg (he/him) is the California State Senate Majority Leader Emeritus and has represented the 18th District (San Fernando Valley) since 2014. He served in the Assembly from 1996-2002 and was Speaker in his final term. He ran for L.A. Mayor in 2005 but finished third in the primary behind Antonio Villaraigosa and James Hahn. He was born in L.A. and is 67 years old.