Kathyrn Barger was elected in November 2016 to succeed Michael D. Antonovich as supervisor for Los Angeles County's 5th District,
which includes the Santa Clarita Valley. Antonovich held the office for 36 years and was forced into retirement under term limits that were approved by voters in 2002. Barger was his longtime deputy and chief of staff.
Barger's election, which coincided with that of 4th District Supervisor Janice Hahn, gave the Board of Supervisors a female majority (and a 4-1 supermajority) for the first time. She is limited to three 4-year terms.
Born June 2, 1960, in the 5th District, Barger graduated from Ohio Wesleyan University in 1983. A Republican (the office is nonpartisan), she lives in San Marino.
[Supv. Barger, 2017] — Supervisor Kathryn Barger proudly serves the residents of Los Angeles County's 5th Supervisorial District — the county's largest — spanning 2,800 square miles, which includes 22 cities and 70 unincorporated communities in the San Gabriel, San Fernando, Cresenta, Santa Clarita and Antelope Valleys.
Dedicated to providing effective, responsive representation to the residents of Los Angeles County, Kathryn began her career in public service as a college student intern in the office of Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich and rose to become his Chief Deputy Supervisor in 2001, where she served until her election to the Board this past November.
During the course of her County career as chief policy advisor on Health, Mental Health, Social Service and Children's issues, Kathryn provided leadership to deliver efficient and effective services and programs that have significantly improved the quality of life for foster children, seniors, veterans, the disabled and the mentally ill.
Committed to keeping our neighborhoods and communities safe, she has worked with state and federal leaders along with our County District Attorney's office, Sheriff, and other law enforcement agencies to implement tough laws and vital public safety initiatives.
She is an advocate for the environment and efforts to preserve open space, enhance parks, trails, recreational programs and facilities; and strongly supports libraries and after-school programs to serve local communities.
With a strong sense of fiscal responsibility and prudence, Kathryn is dedicated to providing vital county services while protecting financial resources as a responsible steward of taxpayer dollars.
Kathryn was born and raised in the 5th District and comes from a family with deep roots in public service in Los Angeles County. She is married to a retired Sheriff's deputy and lives in the San Gabriel Valley.
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