Councilmember Lindsey Horvath declared victory Thursday over Sen. Bob Hertzberg in the race for County Supervisor, as the county continued to count votes.
As of Thursday, Horvath was 19,542 votes ahead of Hertzberg, with a total of 227,561 to his 208,019.
She released the following statement:
“I am humbled and honored that the voters have chosen me to serve as their next Supervisor. Their confidence and support fueled our people-powered campaign across the finish line, and I could not be more grateful for the opportunity to represent the people of District 3.
The significance of this victory is not lost on me. Voters chose a new path forward – a path where we humanely and effectively solve our homelessness crisis, a path where we invest in meaningful public safety solutions, a path where we fight unequivocally for full reproductive freedom, and a path where we urgently protect our environment and create a sustainable future for generations to come.
I would not be here without the countless women that paved this path for me today. I especially want to thank Supervisor Sheila Kuehl for her support and confidence. Because of them, I will soon become the youngest elected woman to serve on the Board of Supervisors, while maintaining the all-female board that we fought so hard to gain. At this critical juncture in Los Angeles’ history, I am proud to bring a new perspective to the Board as a renter, as a millennial, and as a staunch believer that the solutions we are looking for are rooted right in our own communities.
I extend my deepest, heartfelt thanks and endless gratitude to our supporters, our volunteers, our campaign team, and the voters of District 3. Thank you for making this possible.
I want to thank Senator Bob Hertzberg for his incredibly generous and kind phone call, for his commitment to public service, and for engaging in this hard fought campaign to make Los Angeles a better place. I welcome his supporters into the work we will all need to do together. Regardless of who you voted for, I will always work my heart out to represent you and the best interests of our communities.
Together, I know we can meet this moment and deliver on the solutions that will allow Los Angeles County to realize our full potential.”