SHERMAN OAKS, Calif.—State Sen. Henry Stern today officially announced his candidacy for the Third District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors being vacated by Sheila Kuehl.
Standing at the corner of Ventura Boulevard and Stern Avenue in Sherman Oaks—with the Stern Avenue street sign serving as a backdrop—the lawmaker announced on Zoom, “I’m running.”
Stern said he waited until after the recently redrawn supervisorial districts were approved before announcing his run, saying, “I didn’t want to declare for this office not knowing who I’d be working to represent. That didn’t feel right.”
He indicated that, if elected, he would focus on quality-of-life issues in LA County—saying, “You may not even know who your county supervisor is, but you do know that something’s not working right in LA.”
Stern—a Senate Democrat who is seeking what is officially a nonpartisan seat on the five-member Board of Supervisors—joins a field that also includes West Hollywood Councilwoman Lindsey P. Horvath, Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin, and Assemblyman Richard Bloom (D-Santa Monica) Horvath.
Stern was elected to the state Senate in 2016 and re-elected in 2020, representing a district stretching from Encino to eastern Ventura County and north to the Santa Clarita Valley and including Malibu.
Stern is the son of actor Daniel Stern, best known for his roles in “Home Alone” and “City Slickers.”