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Holly Mitchell Wins County Board Of Supervisors Seat

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Holly J. Mitchell has won the 2nd District race for L.A. County Supervisor against former City Council President Herb Wesson — meaning the county's powerful governing body will be made up for the first time of all women.

The acting L.A. County CEO sent her congratulations Thursday evening via Twitter.

Though ballots are still being counted, Mitchell leads Wesson by more than 100,000 votes.

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With just five members representing millions of residents across 88 cities, L.A.'s supervisors are among the most powerful local elected officials in the country — so powerful, they are often referred to as "little kings and queens."

Now it'll be the five "little queens."


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