PARK LABREA NEWS - Former State Senator and Assemblywoman Shiela Kuehl is running for the 3rd County Supervisorial District seat that will be vacated by Zev Yaroslavsky when he is termed out in 2014. (photo courtesy of Sheila Kuehl)
Kuehl, a Santa Monica resident, became the first openly gay legislator elected to the State Assembly in 1994, and served three terms. She was the Assembly’s speaker pro-tempore during the 1997-98 session, and was a founding member of the Assembly’s LGBT Caucus.
Kuehl represented the local area in the 23rd State Senate District from 2000 to 2008. Fans of classic television may also remember Kuehl for her childhood role as Zelda Gilroy on program, “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis”.
Since leaving office because of term limits, the former state legislator has started her own political consulting business and is the founding director of the Public Policy Institute at Santa Monica College. She said the next step is to return to serving a district she loves and has called home for decades.
“Truthfully, I have been thinking about it for years,” Kuehl said. “There is nothing that allows you to use the experience you have gained in fourteen years in the Legislature more than serving in public office.” (Read the rest here)
Vol 11 Issue 8
Pub: Jan 25, 2013