Sheila Kuehl, a candidate for Los Angeles county supervisor, was the featured guest at a fundraiser held at the home of former Agoura Hills Mayor Jack Koenig Saturday afternoon. She was surrounded by dozens of supporters that included such political dignitaries as Sen. Fran Pavley, Ventura County Supervisor Linda Parks, Agoura Hills Mayor Pro Tem Illece Buckley Weber, Agoura Hills Councilmember Harry Schwarz, and several former Agoura Hills mayors.
A Harvard Law graduate who spent 14 years in the California Senate and Assembly, Kuehl hopes to represent the 10 million residents of the county, which is responsible for health care, foster care, juvenile camps, transportation and the arts.
Kuehl told CV Happening that she has always had the support of the Conejo Valley residents. “I know these folks,” she said. “I know what’s important to them.” It was Kuehl’s $1 million state grant that helped fund the Agoura Hills/Calabasas Community Center, which opened in 1999.
“I enthusiastically support her,” said Pavely, a longtime friend and colleague. “We need people with insight and intelligence like Sheila in public office.”
Kuehl’s opponent is former Santa Monica Mayor Bobby Shriver.