Knabe Statement on Ridley-Thomas Victory

Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe released the following statement tonight on the newest member of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors who will be representing the Second District:

I would like to personally congratulate Supervisor-Elect Mark Ridley-Thomas on his election victory. I look forward to working with him closely in the years ahead. Mark has a long record of working to bring people in communities together to improve services, and I am confident he will bring these strengths to the Board of Supervisors.

I also want to congratulate Councilman Bernard Parks on running an excellent campaign. He is a friend and colleague, who I’ve had the privilege of working with the last several years on the Coliseum Commission and the MTA. I look forward to our continued working relationship on both agencies. With the death of Councilman Parks’ father last month, this has been a difficult time for the Parks family and I continue to have them in my thoughts and prayers.

This is also a bittersweet moment, in that we are saying goodbye to a long-time friend and colleague, Supervisor Yvonne Burke. Her retirement is an enormous loss for the Board of Supervisors and the County of Los Angeles, but we will continue to draw inspiration from her service and her example.

– Supervisor Don Knabe

County of Los Angeles, Fourth District