Malibu Officials Endorse Sheila Kuehl for County Supervisor

Sheila Kuehl

Malibu’s five city council members have endorsed former Santa Monica Mayor Sheila Kuehl in her bid for the Third District seat on the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

Malibu Mayor Joan House praised Kuehl for her years of public service and being sensitive to constituent needs and the protection of the coast.

“Sheila is an exceptional leader who has shown both integrity and determination in fighting for the interests of her constituents,” House said.

Mayor Pro Tem Skylar Peak and council members John Sibert, Lou La Monte and Laura Rosenthal are also backing Kuehl in 2014. Additionally, former Malibu mayors Jefferson “Zuma Jay” Wagner, Ken Kearsley and Andy Stern are supporting Kuehl.

“It’s a real honor to receive this kind of support from every Malibu councilmember and so many former mayors,” Kuehl said.

Currently, Kuehl serves as founding director of the Public Policy Institute at Santa Monica College.

Kuehl, a longtime Santa Monica resident, aims to take over the Third District seat that has been occupied by Zev Yaroslavsky since 1994. The district comprises Santa Monica, Malibu, Beverly Hills, San Fernando, Agoura Hills and West Hollywood, among other cities.

The statewide direct primary election is set for June 3, 2014, with the general election scheduled in November.

This story originally appeared in the Santa Monica Daily Press