Sunday, September 27, 2020

Former Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis Likely to be elected as L.A. County Supervisor

 

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Hilda Solis, former Labor Secretary under President Obama, is turning to local politics, and it appears as if she will become the new Los Angeles County Supervisor, a powerful position responsible for  issues ranging from public safety to education to job growth.

If elected, Solis would be serving about 2 million constituents. The position, according to University of California political scientist Louis DeSipio, “has among the greatest powers of any local government in the country.”

Solis comes from an immigrant family, and served as the first Latina State Senator for California before being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She is known for her work on immigration reform and environmental policy, as well as enforcement of job safety regulations and wage laws.

Solis has already raised $765,000 for her campaign and has the support of Gloria Molina, the current County Supervisor. Solis describes her decision to run for County Supervisor as “returning home to serve at the local level.”

Fox Latino