Sheila Kuehl blames everybody but Lindsey Horvath in email rant.

Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl finally paid attention to West Hollywood.

In an email sent to thousands of friends and allies, the retiring county supervisor representing West Hollywood proved herself to be short on the facts.

“They pushed it to the LA Times, I hear, and I’m going to try to set them straight,” Kuehl said. A somewhat despicable rag published in Lindsey’s hometown of West Hollywood is pushing a non-story about her not sufficiently touting her LGBTQ ally credentials in her campaign.  Sheila continued”Coincidentally, that same West Hollywood rag published an interview with Lindsey’s opponent in which he (astoundingly) tried to take credit for the passage of my gay student bill. So, he’s using this rag to try and burnish his (non-existent) LGBTQ credentials.

Kuehl’s topic of discussion? An article published by WEHOville describing how Lindsey Horvath’s campaign page was stripped of references to West Hollywood and the LGBTQIA+ community after she appeared to secure a spot in November’s runoff election against state Sen. Bob Hertzberg, a story uncovered by The Acorn.

In Kuehl’s email below she takes a pre-emptive strike at WEHOville and Robert Hertzberg and the LA Times for an article she has not seen or has yet to be published. The County Supervisor was trying to have the article squashed.

After pushback the author held the article and received additional ‘splaining’ from Kuehl. The article is now in the hands of the LA Times publisher and expected to run in the next few days.

Horvath received the endorsement of the LA Times after she appointed Nika Soon-Shiong, daughter of the owner of the Times, to the Public Safety Commission. Soon-Shiong led the initiative to reduce WeHo’s funding of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Horvath was the originator of the De-Fund the Sheriff initiative in West Hollywood.

The Los Angeles Blade which touts itself as “Southern California’s LGBTQ news source” did not run the story about Horvath’s expulsion of the LGBTQ letters from her bio. The Blade is the recipient of advertising dollars from West Hollywood City Hall. During her time as mayor, Horvath moved to divert city dollars to preferred media sources excluding WEHOville from the mix. The City of West Hollywood has a media in-equity problem because the public information office is suppose to be fair and unbiased and equitable.

Sheila Keuhl was the first openly gay member of the California State Assembly. She has endorsed Horvath, a heterosexual white woman to replace her whereupon Lindsey Horvath stabbed the gay community in the back by removing all references to West Hollywood and the LGBT community from her bio. Kuehl’s email asks no questions to Lindsey Horvath and provides no answers to the slight.

Kuehl’s letter represents one of the few times she has paid any attention to West Hollywood’s residents or their needs. Since her election to the County Board of Supervisors in 2014, there were few times that Kuehl has engaged the community in West Hollywood. In the last eight years the County of Los Angeles has provided few solutions to the homeless issues or housing or transit needs our city faces.

Below is a copy of Kuehl’s email:

Well… inspired by Cassidy Hutchinson’s truth-telling and ever more disgusted by the tactics of Lindsey Horvath’s opponent running for my seat on the Board of Supervisors (I’ve enthusiastically endorsed Lindsey — the ONLY one qualified to carry on the work.), I just wanted to let my entire list know the truth about Lindsey, whom Supervisor Janice Hahn and Supervisor Hilda Solis have also endorsed.

A somewhat despicable rag published in Lindsey’s hometown of West Hollywood is pushing a non-story about her not sufficiently touting her LGBTQ ally credentials in her campaign. They also pushed it to the LA Times, I hear, and I’m going to try and set them straight (so to speak). But, with the press, you never know what they’ll quote, so I’m doing my own truth-telling communication.

Coincidentally, that same West Hollywood rag published an interview with Lindsey’s opponent in which he (astoundingly) tried to take credit for the passage of my gay student bill, one of the hallmarks of my time in Sacramento. But, of course, it’s made even more outrageous because Carole Migden, Chris Kehoe, Jackie Goldberg, and I worked five years to get that bill through (see an excellent documentary on this: Political Animals).

So, he’s using this rag to try and burnish his (non-existent) LGBTQ credentials. Here’s the truth: Lindsey Horvath has been one of the most stalwart allies of our community through her life and electoral service. Starting in college at Notre Dame, Lindsey helped create one of the first gay/straight alliances and plan a Queer Film Festival. As a result, she was invited as one of the few straight students to attend the National Conference on Gender in 2003 (sponsored by Gender Pac, which lobbied Congress on Transgender Rights). She served on the Board of the Victory Fund, which supports LGBTQ candidates nationally, was Vice President of Communications for Stonewall Dems, and was on the National Board of SAGE (Services and Advocacy for GLBT Elders). In West Hollywood, she created and wrote the policy to institute guidelines for supporting transitioning employees, adopted by the Chamber of Commerce and then-CA Attorney General Kamala Harris for her office. She received the Stonewall President’s Award in 2019 and has helped guide tens of millions of needed dollars to service providers in our community. In addition, she currently serves on LA County’s Ending HIV Epidemic Commission. Lindsey is an indisputable active and strong ally and has been for decades. She is endorsed not only by me but by Torie Osborn, Jackie Goldberg, Jeffrey Prang, Robert Garcia, David Vela, Judy Abdo, John D’Amico, John Erickson, Sepi Shyne, Steve Martin, Sasha Renee Perez, Bamby Salcedo, Jasmyne Cannick, Marquita Thomas, HONOR PAC, Stonewall Dems, and the Stonewall Young Dems (the rest of the list of LGBTQ+ supporters is way too long).

What’s her opponent done? Bupkis.

Please pay attention during this critical time for LA County and this country. We need Lindsey. I could do this same kind of email on her environmental credentials, civil rights credentials, extensive feminist movement credentials, and dealing with the Sheriff credentials (WeHo is a city that contracts with the Sheriff for law enforcement). We need Lindsey. We do not need her opponent, whose views and actions are so different in so many ways (check out his vociferous blasting and no vote on a bill to ban oil drilling and personal attacks on its author). Support Lindsey. Vote for Lindsey.Give Lindsey some money if you can to fend off this smear job. Don’t reward mendacity! Thanks for listening. I’m just a bit fed up with so much these days. — Sheila Kuehl

Kuehl was a childhood actress and played the part of Zelda Gilroy in ‘The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”

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CHLOE ROSS
1 month ago

I just love the little mother daughter outfits!

Hilarious
Hilarious
1 month ago
Reply to  CHLOE ROSS

Hilarious! Except one looks the proper age while one looks like “40 miles of bad road” an old and appropriate saying.

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Jamie Francis
Jamie Francis
1 month ago

Sheila Kuehl in her 8 years in office as county supervisor never came intoWest Hollywood other than for political events or campaigns, her deputies/staff don’t call back constituents or return phone messages/calls and if they do, in my case, it’s always an excuse or not a county matter—the housing crisis, lack of resources or cost of living is a legislature or a congressional or a state budget issue! Stop trying to duck and dodge from your constituents Sheila and admit your office neglected people in your incorporated and unincorporated cities in the westside and west valley regions period! Not everyone… Read more »

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Davedi
Davedi
1 month ago

Shelia is why I never watched Dobey Gillis.

Coat Tailing Facade
Coat Tailing Facade
1 month ago

Very interesting that while West Hollywood is attempting to be the center of the universe with its hyper genderness and fake social justice concepts Lindsey Horvath is trying her best distance herself and essentially erase it from her resume. She insidiously coat tailed Shiela Kuehl as Stepping stone to the bigger picture but has no authenticity or qualifications there. Although she comes off as sweet, innocent and intelligent it’s a facade. Do you know about the Venus Fly Trap? 🥰😨

Janine B.
Janine B.
1 month ago

Sheila is, has been, & always will be, a waste of space. She does not help her own, she helps herself….. useless to constituents. Thankfully, she’s … like Dobie, over. Even her inside circle was tired of her antics.

Freightful!
Freightful!
1 month ago
Reply to  Janine B.

Freightful!😱 On the single occasion of meeting SK at a city event I simply could not understand how this person ever had a seat at the table, any table, Harvard or no Harvard. Freightful! And now she has a new disciple.😱.

JF1
JF1
1 month ago

Kuehl trying to defend a thirsty politician who wants more power and position. Horvath has proven that she does not care about the citizens of West Hollywood. What she cares about is trying to make a name for herself by appeasing the ultra progressive fringe of the democratic party. Downplaying (or wiping clean) her voting record is something she can’t hide from…no matter how hard she tries (or how hard her friends try to save her). Hopefully her political days are numbered.

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
1 month ago
Reply to  JF1

The district she is running in is now more conservative so she wants no connection to WeHo.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 month ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Anywhere is more conservative than WH.

JF1
JF1
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Well, that’s true.

Jimmy palmieri
Jimmy palmieri
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Good grief

JF1
JF1
1 month ago
Reply to  Gimmeabreak

Yup.

The Appointment Queen
The Appointment Queen
1 month ago
Reply to  JF1

One thing about Lindsey Horvath’s is that she followed the “appointment” strategy by first using John Heilman & Abbe Land to arrive at Weho City Council. She played the dedicated role while actively pursuing appointments within the administrations of Gov. Newsom and Mayor Garcetti. Failing that she kissed the ring of Supervisor Shiela Kuehl and promised to carry her mantle.

What type of individual does this? A grifter. The county needs Bob Hershberg, a dedicated and proven public servant.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 month ago

Having West Hollywood on your CV…….is not helpful for politicians running outside of this city.

I totally understand. People view WH as a silly place…..

I’m no fan of her…..but this was a smart move politically. If it hurts your feelings….that’s on you.

JF1
JF1
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

It’s not savvy politically if her opponent uses it against her. Someone leaving big chunks of her political career out of the picture is a dead giveaway that she’s trying to hide something. And if she’s trying to hide her record what else is she hiding?

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 month ago
Reply to  JF1

Of course she’s trying to hide something. That’s the point.

JF1
JF1
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Yup.

Jimmy palmieri
Jimmy palmieri
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Good grief

Weirder than Wierd
Weirder than Wierd
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Never have I listed my address as West Hollywood. When asked for specific location and I mention the border of LA & WH out come remarks about the weirder than weird city. 🙄

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 month ago

Is someone forcing you to live here? It’s quite expensive compared to the rest of LA.

Weirder Than Weird
Weirder Than Weird
1 month ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

No. Expense has nothing to do with it. The political crackpots have overrun the community along with their special interest victims that will never be happy because they seem to have a major bitch with god and life as it is. BUT they think they are so special that life must adjust to them.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 month ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Is someone forcing you to live here?

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

No, I like living here. I chose to live here.

Jimmy palmieri
Jimmy palmieri
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Good grief

Jimmy palmieri
Jimmy palmieri
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Good grief

WeHo Proud
WeHo Proud
1 month ago

Hmmm, no mention of her being a Young Republican in college and working on George W. Bush”s re-election campaign.

JF1
JF1
1 month ago
Reply to  WeHo Proud

Someone who flipped flops that much politically does not hold strong convictions. She’s just following the political winds and seeing which opinion will carry her the furthest.

Ham Shipey
Ham Shipey
1 month ago
Reply to  JF1

Biden comes to mind. But really it’s what all politicians do.

JF1
JF1
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

To go from a republican to a woke progressive is more than pulling a Biden.

Jimmy palmieri
Jimmy palmieri
1 month ago
Reply to  Ham Shipey

Good grief

WehoQueen
WehoQueen
1 month ago
Reply to  WeHo Proud

Well done for reminding us. A leopard doesn’t change its spots.

Steve Too
Steve Too
1 month ago

Horvath’s vote to defund the sheriff’s office likely handed the election to Hertzberg. Can just see all the campaign flyers with her very public vote noted.

JF1
JF1
1 month ago
Reply to  Steve Too

Hope so.

Scott Sigman
Scott Sigman
1 month ago

As I said Shelia Kuelh, never been a fan of hers whatsoever, and never a fan of Horvath’s Ideas for messing the city up. WHAT IS DOOBIE GILLIS? never heard of most old TV shows. WARNING TV show actors not my thing for government or law school. Speaking of this rag—as in smata rag? Certainly not this computer app news. HORVATH get out of town

Ian
Ian
1 month ago

Two toxic losers.

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