Sheila Kuehl Defeats Bobby Shriver in L.A. Supervisor Race

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With 100% of precincts reporting, former State Senator Sheila Kuehl has defeated Bobby Shriver, a nephew of JFK, in her L.A. Supervisor District 3 race.

Kuehl took 52.8% of the vote and Shriver 47.2%.

Shriver raised twice the cash of Kuehl and had the backing of David Geffen. She will become the first openly gay person to serve on the Board of Supervisors.

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  1. pete n sfo says

    I was actually hoping for Bobby Shriver. This lady ran for some other job recently and lost and now this… she seems less driven by the job & more by the need to have anything she can.

  2. throwslikeagirl says

    Either would be fine. It was funny to watch them campaign because they are very similar in their beliefs, and yet they had to try and discuss why they were each best suited for the position over the other one. There’s a sizable LGBT presence in their district and Sheila Kuehl is well known for being a go-getter and has many political friends from the past. She’ll do fine and Bobby Shriver will undoubtedly go on to some other victory.

  3. JC says

    Glad to hear she won. Bobby Shriver originally got into politics because the city of Santa Monica wanted him to cut his hedges shorter – typical Kennedy entitled attitude. Plus I firmly believe our interests are better served by an actual GSM person as opposed to an ally – no offense to the allies.

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