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DEBATE: District 2 LA County Supervisor Candidates Wesson And Mitchell Face Off

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It's a rare open seat on L.A. County's five-member governing board with a lot at stake. The Board of Supervisors collectively oversees a $30 billion annual budget that pays for everything from mental health treatment to homeless services, public health to the Sheriff’s Department.

Needless to say, this is an incredibly powerful seat. Former L.A. City Council President Herb Wesson and state Senator Holly Mitchell are vying for the job. These two political heavyweights faced off in a live debate moderated by KPCC/LAist’s senior politics reporter, Libby Denkmann.


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