Kathryn Ann Barger-Leibrich is an American politician and a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors, representing the 5th District. Barger previously served as deputy supervisor and chief of staff to her predecessor Michael D. Antonovich.
|Member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors|
December 5, 2016
|Preceded by||Michael D. Antonovich|
|Residence||San Marino, California|
|Alma mater||Ohio Wesleyan University 1983|
In 2017, Barger opposed eliminating the $50 "registration fee" that the Los Angeles County Public Defender's office and other court-appointed counsel may charge defendants before providing them with legal services. In 2018, Barger supported the appointment of Nicole Tinkham as interim public defender, despite a letter signed by 390 public defenders who were concerned that Tinkham lacked criminal law experience and the potential for a conflict of interest, given Tinkham's prior representation of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
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- "Hundreds of deputy public defenders protest choice of new interim leader". theavtimes.com. Retrieved 2018-02-10.