November 4, 2014 – Not Just Another Sunny Day in LA.

On November 4, 2014, you have the power to decide who will be LA County’s 3rd District Supervisor – either Bobby Shriver or Shiela Kuehl.

Why should you care?

For the 1st time in 20 years, this is a competitive race and the new Supervisor will oversee your tax money – a $26 billion budget. The new Supervisor can put LA on a course to prosperity and fiscal fitness, or poverty with outrageous government spending.

For the past year, I have had the honor of listening to, and debating against and with both Shriver and Kuehl. I respect both for their dedication and service to our community whether it be locally or in Sacramento, but they have very different leadership qualities and qualifications.

Who will be able to reform County Government? We need reform in areas involving the department of children and welfare services, the Sheriff department, homeless, Veterans, those in custody, Campaign Finance, and Pensions to name a few.

Who will keep government spending in check?

Who will be able to best build and increase partnerships with Business and Non-Profits to promote economic recovery and provide public services?

Who will implement creative smart solutions with measurable results?
Do you want civility and professionalism in local government, or do you want a Supervisor who demeans or belittles local “part-time” office holders who try to make our communities better?

Do you want to elect someone who will encourage others to participate in democracy, or do you want a Supervisor who discourages and attempts to “scare” others from running for office?

Do want a Supervisor who will cut bureaucratic red tape and work to insure that jobs stays here in LA, or do you want a Supervisor that calls states like Nevada a “fool” for creating an environment friendly to businesses?

I want a Supervisor who will act independently, offer innovative solutions to complex problems, and who has a history of helping those in need.

I want smaller, smarter government, not big bullying government.

I believe Supervisor candidate Bobby Shriver will deliver not just good Government, but cutting edge Government. Shriver will make LA County a beacon of light for our State, our Country and our planet and put LA on a true-north course towards prosperity and progress, but he can’t win without YOU! Help make it a sunny day in LA and join me in voting for Bobby Shriver on November 4. Thank you for sharing, caring and voting!

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5 thoughts on “November 4, 2014 – Not Just Another Sunny Day in LA.

  1. Give us a break. Every criterion you listed points to Sheila Kuehl as the better candidate. As the LA Times pointed out “Bobby Shriver is supported by business and real estate interests”. Not what we want in Malibu or in Topanga where we value our open space.

  2. Apparently, Ms. Ulich feels slighted due to the extensive experience of Sheila Kuehl in the CA Legislature where she was Assembly Speaker Pro Tem, and headed both the Health and Human Services Committee and the Natural Resources Committees in Sacramento. (She was also considered the most intelligent state legislator from a number of media and other observer sources.)

    And if one wants campaign reform, did you mind Bobby Shriver spending lots of his own family fortune in the primary election?

    Let’s elect Sheila Kuehl who extensively researched, authored, and got the “single payer” health care bill onto Gov. Arnold’s desk — where he vetoed it. Seeing that a lot of L.A. County work deals with health care, Kuehl is a perfect fit.

    Also, Shriver wants to gut the main environmental law in California, the CA Environmental Quality Act, in order to allow out-of-control developments without adequate community input.

    Vote Sheila !!! * Thank you very much *

  3. I was right there when Pamela Conley Ulich told Sheila Kuehl to her face that she would support her in the run off if she lost the primary because of Sheila’s proven commitment to women, children and families as well as to fighting the power of big money in politics. I wonder why Pam changed her mind. At any rate, I know Bobby Shriver and have worked with him and voted for him in Santa Monica. I like him very much. He’s a decent agitator (outside government), a good promoter (Special Olympics, Red) and a great fundraiser. But this is a grindstone job that requires tenacity, focus, the capacity to concentrate and problem solve through deep collaboration. Shriver was an okay Councilman, but missed 20% of meetings and was late another 20%. He lost confidence of his colleagues and was removed as Mayor after 6 months. A nice guy? sure! But does he have the temperament, collaborative skills, and, most important, the capacity, track record and expertise to move government agencies and oversee ginormous budgets required by this particular job? I don’t think so. With all due respect to his ambition and family history, this job is too important to serve as an entry level position as full-time public servant. This job requires the tenacity, relationships, and sheer leadership skill to reform systems — not as an agitator from the sidelines but a skilled inside-government change agent. People’s lives are on the line. In this race, Sheila Kuehl is the right person for the job.

    • Dear Torie:

      Thanks for your comments.

      I am sorry, but I think you must have mistaken my support for what Shiela did in Sacramento re/ the FMLA in California as support for her in the runoff election.

      Shiela called me the day after the primary to ask for my endorsement, and I met with her in July to discuss.

      I wanted to support the only other woman who had the guts to run in this race, however, after debating with her in over a dozen debates and meeting with her in July, I couldn’t, in good faith, support her candidacy.

      I want civility and professionalism in local government. I do not want a Supervisor who demeans or belittles local “part-time” office holders, who work hard to make their communities better.

      I want to elect someone who will encourage others to participate in democracy. I do not want a Supervisor who discourages or attempts to “scare” others from running for office. I am sure you may remember the comments and e-mails sent by the Kuehl campaign before and during the primary. If you don’t, you can visit http://www.scpr.org/blogs/politics/2013/01/10/11950/sheila-kuehl-opens-committee-run-la-county-board-s/ “In the coming weeks Kuehl will set up a campaign website, look for early donors and endorsements, and “see if I can’t scare everybody else out of the race.”

      I want a Supervisor who believes Government must work with both employers and employees to insure that jobs stays here in LA. I don’t want a Supervisor that calls states like Nevada a “fool” for creating an environment friendly to businesses.

      I want a Supervisor who will work hard to ensure that our government is responsive and respectful to all. I want a Supervisor who will act independently, offer innovative solutions to complex problems, and who has a history of helping those in need.

      I want smart government, not big bullying government.

      I am convinced Bobby Shriver will be creative and will work hard to serve the people in LA and improve emergency response and communications, implement strategies to reduce traffic, promote schools that are responsive to the people, protect the environment and promote our local economy which has been eroded by too much red tape, bureaucracy and fees.

      I am grateful we can agree to disagree and still be agreeable. I am also grateful we live in a Country which is tolerant of opposing views.

      I hope that we can work and come together on November 5 regardless who wins the election to insure that our Supervisor works with and listens to everyone – even those who ran against him/her in the Primary.

  4. Bobby is in no way qualified either professionally or temperamentally for this job of supervisor. He told me that if he won he hoped that Sheila would come and work for him! He wants the title but not the work.

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