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Kathryn Barger

Kathryn Ann Barger-Leibrich is an American politician and a member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors,[1] representing the 5th District.[2] Barger previously served as deputy supervisor and chief of staff to her predecessor Michael D. Antonovich.[3]

Kathryn Barger
Supervisor Kathryn Barger.jpg
Member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded by Michael D. Antonovich
Constituency 5th District
Personal details
Political party Republican
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.[4] 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.[5]


  1. ^ Wells, Sandy (January 23, 2017). "LA County Supervisor Leads Effort to Deescalate Controntations Between Deputies and Homeless". KABC-AM. Retrieved February 3, 2017. 
  2. ^ Abram, Susan (December 5, 2016). "Janice Hahn, Kathryn Barger give LA County Board of Supervisors historic female supermajority". Los Angeles Daily News. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  3. ^ REPORTS, From STAFF (December 5, 2016). "Pasadena Now  » Kathryn Barger to be Sworn in Today as Los Angeles County Supervisor Representing Pasadena - Pasadena California, Hotels,CA Real Estate,Restaurants,City Guide..." Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  4. ^ Agrawal, Nina. "L.A. County ends public defender 'registration fee'". Retrieved 2018-02-10. 
  5. ^ "Hundreds of deputy public defenders protest choice of new interim leader". Retrieved 2018-02-10.