Photo by Bryan Chan
Lindsey Horvath taking the oath of office. She joins a historic all-female board and has a few firsts of her own.
Lindsey P. Horvath was sworn in as Third District Supervisor on Monday, Dec. 5 at the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration. Former West Hollywood mayor Abbe Land administered the oath of office in the Board chambers among County officials and close family and friends of the new Supervisor.
â€śIt is with great honor and humility that I accept this call to serve as Supervisor for L.A. Countyâ€™s Third District, with a clear understanding that more must be done. I would not be here today without the support of my family, my friends, my colleagues, and my allies. Thank you for believing in me, and for believing in this moment,â€ť said Supervisor Horvath.â€śThis seat does not belong to meâ€”it belongs to the people of the Third District. As the Boardâ€™s 166th memberâ€”and eighth womanâ€”I join them all in writing the next great chapter of history for Los Angeles County.â€ť
Horvath previously served as a City Councilmember and the longest consecutively serving Mayor for the City of West Hollywood. She is the youngest woman to ever be elected to the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, the first millennial and the only renter to serve on the historic all-female Board.
For more than 100 years, the Board of Supervisors was run primarily by five men. In November 2020, the residents of Los Angeles County elected Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell to represent the Second District, which marked a significant turning point in the make-up of the Board.
Horvath will oversee the Third District, which includes much of the West Side, most of the San Fernando Valley, the Conejo Valley, the Santa Monica Mountains all the way to the Ventura County line, with the northern border including Chatsworth and Porter Ranch.