More than a year after Los Angeles County first entered pandemic lockdown, County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl will join AJU President Dr. Jeffrey Herbst for a conversation about difficult decisions the County had to make in order to navigate the pandemic and the Board of Supervisors’ vision for a post-pandemic Los Angeles.
Supervisor Kuehl represents Los Angeles County’s Third Supervisorial District, which includes much of the Westside and San Fernando Valley. Kuehl was elected to the Board of Supervisors in 2014 after serving eight years in the California State Senate, where she was the first woman in California history to be named Speaker Pro Tempore of the Assembly, and the first openly gay or lesbian person to be elected to the California Legislature. She was a law professor at Loyola, UCLA and USC Law Schools and co-founded and served as managing attorney of the California Women’s Law Center. Supervisor Kuehl graduated from Harvard Law School in 1978. In her youth, she was known for her portrayal of the irrepressible Zelda Gilroy in the television series, “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis.”